Meal Me Meijer Monday: Crockpot Meatloaf

courtesy of Cooking Up A Sale

My Mom’s Crockpot Meatloaf
When I was a kid, I didn’t realize that most people cooked their meatloaf in the oven. Nor did I realize that most people’s definition of meatloaf would include the word “dry”. I was privileged to grow up on THIS version of meatloaf…and meatloaf cooked in the crockpot is anything but dry. Try it once, and you’ll never go back to your old way of cooking it!
Sale Ingredients:
  • ground beef from chuck ($2.27/lb)
  • onions (88 cents/lb)
  • Heinz ketchup ($1.79/36 oz)
  • Meijer brand bread (99 cents)


2 lbs ground beef

2 eggs, beaten

3/4 C milk

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

3 slices bread, crumbled or torn into small pieces

1/2 C diced onion

1/4 C diced celery

1/2 C ketchup


Mix eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs. Allow to soften (about 20 minutes). Combine this mixture with ground beef, onion, celery, and ketchup. Mound in a greased crockpot. Cover the top of the mixture with additional ketchup. Put the cover on and turn crockpot on high for 15 minutes, then reduce to low and cook for 7 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon (yup, it’s really that moist!). Serve with rice or baked potatoes, and a vegetable.

Options and Tips

  • Mixing raw ground beef into other ingredients is tough! Use a wooden spoon or your clean hands to smush everything together. Another option is to put everything into a ziploc gallon bag, and just start squishing.
  • All crockpots are not created equal…on some newer ones, the “low” setting is not very low. My older crockpot takes 7 hours to cook this, but my mom’s newer crockpot cooks it much faster. Keep this in mind and check on your meatloaf occasionally!

This recipe came from my mom, Mary Kregel.

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      Lisa DeBoer is a West Michigan wife and mother who loves to spend time in the kitchen.  She enjoys the challenges of menu-planning around grocery sales and creating delicious food using on-sale ingredients.  Lisa blogs about two of her favorite topics ~ FOOD, and saving money on groceries ~ at

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      If you stocked up on potatoes , celery, and eggs last week from the meijer sale and then stock up on mayo and onion this week…..potato salad would also be a ‘cheap’ addition to make with your meatloaf :)

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