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Slow Cooker Gluten-Free Meatloaf

by Kristen


I was a little reluctant to post this recipe.   I mean, seriously,  It is tough to make meatloaf look pretty in a photo.  Especially this meatloaf.   This meatloaf is made in a slow cooker.  This meatloaf is so moist that it might fall-apart just a little bit.   I was happy to be able to get this onto a plate without it falling apart.

But do you know what?  It is just incredible.  Yes.  I just referred to meatloaf as impossible.  I know.

When I was a kid, my mom made a delicious meatloaf.  I always looked forward to it.  I especially looked forward to bringing a meatloaf sandwich with me to school for lunch.

I also wanted to make this meatloaf gluten-free.  My family eats gluten.  I have quite a few family members and friends who eat gluten-free, and I wanted to make a recipe I would be able to share with them.

I love my slow casserole cooker.  I used it to make this meatloaf.  You don’t need a slow casserole cooker, though.  Any old crockpot will work correctly.



I used oatmeal as the filler for this meatloaf.  If you have a gluten intolerance, you may want to make sure that you get gluten-free oats.

This recipe makes one meatloaf.  I was hoping for leftover meatloaf when I made this, but my kids devoured it.   There was just a little bit for my husband to bring to work the next day.   Next time I will have to make two.

Gluten-Free Crock Pot Meatloaf


2 lbs of ground beef

1 cup of oatmeal- gluten-free oats if needed

Two eggs

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 small onion- chopped

Two celery stalks- chopped

1-2 garlic cloves- minced

3/4 cup of parmesan cheese

2 -3 tablespoons of ketchup

salt and pepper

Meatloaf Topping

1/2 ketchup

One tablespoon of maple syrup

1-2 teaspoons of yellow mustard

Two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

Method:  Mix all of the meatloaf ingredients in a bowl. And form them into a loaf in a slow cooker.  Mix the topping and spread the topping over the top of the meatloaf. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Remove from crockpot and enjoy it.


I had gone ten years without ever attempting a meatloaf.   Everyone has a meatloaf recipe that they love.  I think it is the parmesan cheese and cooking this in a slow cooker that makes a massive difference in this flavor.

I can’t wait to make this again! It is so satisfying when my kids eat all their food!


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Sarah October 20, 2016 - 10:44 am

is it weird that i actually absolutely love meatloaf?! can’t get enough of it!! This recipe looks amazing, I’ll DEFINITELY have to try it asap!

Kavey October 20, 2016 - 9:18 am

I really love meatloaf but never thought to use a slow cooker, must give that a try!

Vicky October 20, 2016 - 2:39 am

Love that you can make this in the slow cooker! brilliant. I was not a big fan of meatloaf growing up but i may have to give it another chance!


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