I was a little reluctant to post this recipe. I mean, seriously, It is really hard 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 actually 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 incredible. I know.
When I was a kid, my mom made really good 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 casserole slow cooker. I used it to make this meatloaf. You don’t need a casserole slow cooker though. Any old crock pot will work perfectly.
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 really hoping for leftover meatloaf when I made this, but my kids literally 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
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 small onion- chopped
2 celery stalks- chopped
1-2 garlic cloves- minced
3/4 cup of parmesan cheese
2 -3 tablespoons of ketchup
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1-2 teaspoons of yellow mustard
2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
Method: Mix all of the meatloaf ingredients together 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 crock pot and enjoy.
I had gone 10 years without ever attempting a meatloaf. Everyone has their own meatloaf recipe that they love. I think it is the parmesan cheese and cooking this in a slow cooker that makes a huge difference in this flavor.
I can’t wait to make this again! it is so satisfying when my kids eat all their food!