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Slow-Cooker Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours


8 servings

That old standby, meat loaf, gets some fun Mexican flair and a simple new preparation method in this recipe shared by Julie Sterchi of Jackson, Missouri. The round loaf gets extra flavor when served with salsa.
Slow-Cooker Meat Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed corn chips
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Additional taco sauce or salsa


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients and, if desired, salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into a round loaf; place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until a thermometer reads 160°, 6-8 hours. Serve with taco sauce or salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 258 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 471mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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