Slow Cooker Meatloaf

slow cooker meatloaf

Dinner’s never been easier than with this Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe. It tastes great, holds together and slices perfectly.


  • 1 pound ground beef (I used Aldi’s SimplyNature Organic Grass-fed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 stale gluten-free bread slices
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Garnishes: additional grated Parmesan and chopped fresh parsley


  1. Turn slow cooker on HIGH.
  2. Combine ground beef and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl mixing well.
  3. Coat bottom of slow cooker with cooking spray. Place bread slices side by side down length of slow cooker (I used an oval shaped slow cooker for this meatloaf. If using a round cooker you may have to trim bread to fit).
  4. Shape meat mixture over bread slices into a loaf.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours or until meat loaf registers at no less than 160 degrees F with an instant read thermometer.
  6. Top with ketchup and garnishes. Let cook an additional 15 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and ketchup is hot. To serve, slice meatloaf and leave bread on bottom of slow cooker. Discard bread.