This slow cooker meatloaf served with seasoned tomato sauce topping is a delicious main dish.

Slice of Meat Loaf on Plate

This meatloaf is easy to make because the slow cooker does most of the work.

Just add a couple side dishes and your meal is ready to serve.

About this Recipe

This meatloaf recipe includes ground turkey, ground pork, ground beef and Italian sausage.

Additional ingredients include onion, bell pepper, garlic, spices, egg and cracker crumbs.

Serve this meat loaf with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable for a hearty comfort food meal.

Here are more side dishes you may like “Easy Potato Salad with Egg“, “Elbow Macaroni Salad” and “Baked Herb and Parmesan Potato Slices“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Meatloaf with Seasoned Tomato Sauce ingredients

Meatloaf – ground turkey, pork and beef; Italian sausage, green bell pepper, onion, garlic, eggs, crushed Ritz crackers (or plain, or panko bread crumbs), Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, dried red pepper flakes, salt and pepper

Also, olive oil (for lightly coating the bottom of the slow cooker pot)

Seasoned Tomato Sauce – canned tomato sauce, meatloaf drippings from the slow cooker, granulated garlic, onion powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper

Optional for Garnish – chopped fresh parsley, oregano, basil or Rosemary; and grated Parmesan cheese

Equipment – 5 quart slow cooker (crockpot) or larger

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

For the Meatloaf:

Ground meat in bowl for meatloaf

In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, ground pork, ground beef, and Italian sausage (no casing, just the meat).

Add the bell pepper, onion, garlic, eggs (beaten), crushed Ritz crackers (or plain bread crumbs) and Worcestershire sauce.

Also add dried oregano, dried red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

With clean hands, mix together until it’s well combined.

Ground meat formed in a loaf for meatloaf on plate

On a large plate, form the mixture into a loaf shape that will fit inside of the slow cooker without touching the sides.

Olive Oil:

Add olive oil to crockpot

With a cooking brush, spread olive oil around the bottom of the slow cooker pot.

Meatloaf in Slow Cooker Pot:

Uncooked meatloaf in slow cooker pot

Transfer the meatloaf from the plate into the pot.

If needed, slightly reshape the sides of the meatloaf so that it’s not touching the sides of the pot.

Uncooked meatloaf in slow cooker pot

Water:

Add water to slow cooker pot with uncooked meatloaf

Add water along the sides of the meatloaf.

Cover:

Lid on slow cooker pot

Cover with a lid and cook on the low setting for 7 hours or until the meatloaf is thoroughly cooked (depending on the thickness of the loaf it may take longer than 7 hours when cooked on the low setting).

Make the seasoned sauce about 30 minutes before the meatloaf is done cooking.

For the Seasoned Tomato Sauce Topping:

Pot with tomato sauce and spices

In a medium size pot, add tomato sauce, dried oregano, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper (when the meatloaf is done cooking, 2 tablespoons of liquid from the pot will also added).

Stir tomato sauce and spices with spoon

Stir marinara sauce in pot

Stir together and heat the pot on low heat.

Stir as the sauce cooks.

Cooked meatloaf in slow cooker pot

There should be some liquid in the bottom of the pot after the meatloaf is done cooking.

Cooked meatloaf in slow cooker pot

Ladle 2 tablespoons of the liquid into the tomato sauce mixture and stir.

Serving the Meat Loaf:

Cooked meatloaf on platter

Using a large spatula, carefully (it will be hot) transfer the meatloaf on to a serving platter.

Seasoned tomato sauce on meatloaf on plate

Top the meatloaf with seasoned tomato sauce and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, oregano, basil or Rosemary (whatever you may have on hand).

Seasoned tomato sauce on meatloaf on plate

Sliced meatloaf with seasoned tomato sauce on plate

Meatloaf with Seasoned Tomato Sauce and potatoes with corn on plate

…top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Meatloaf with Seasoned Tomato Sauce, potatoes and corn on plate

Slice of Meat Loaf on Plate

And it’s time to eat.

Meatloaf with Seasoned Tomato Sauce on fork

Enjoy each and every bite.

Meatloaf with Seasoned Tomato Sauce on fork

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More Comfort Food Recipes You May Like:

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Baked Herb and Parmesan Potato Slices

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Meatloaf with Seasoned Tomato Sauce

Slow Cooker Meatloaf with Seasoned Tomato Sauce

Made with 4 types of ground meat, this meat loaf is all about comfort food.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the Meatloaf:

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 whole Italian sausages meat removed from the casing (or the equivalent of bulk Italian sausage)
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 large cloves garlic peeled and diced
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Ritz crackers or plain, or panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes or more if preferred
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil to coat the bottom of the slow cooker pot

For the Seasoned Tomato Sauce:

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons meatloaf drippings strained from the slow cooker pot
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper

For Serving:

  • Cooked meatloaf
  • Seasoned tomato sauce
  • Optional for Garnish - chopped fresh parsley
  • Optional for Garnish - grated Parmesan cheese

Equipment

  • 5 quart slow cooker (crockpot) or larger

Instructions

For the Meatloaf:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, pork and beef, Italian sausage (no casing, just the meat), bell pepper, onion, garlic, eggs (beaten), crushed Ritz crackers (or plain bread crumbs), Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, dried red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. 
  • With clean hands, mix together until well combined.  On a large plate, form the mixture into the shape of a loaf that will fit inside of the slow cooker without touching the sides.
  • To the bottom of the slow cooker pot, add olive oil (this is added so that the meatloaf doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot).
    Carefully tilt the pot from side to side or use a spatula to spread the oil so that the bottom of the pot is evenly coated with the oil. 
  • Transfer the meatloaf from the plate into the pot. If needed, slightly reshape the sides of the meatloaf so that it's not touching the sides of the pot. 
  • Along the sides of the meatloaf, add water.  Cover with a lid and cook on the low setting for 7 hours or until the meatloaf is thoroughly cooked (depending on the thickness of the loaf it may take longer than 7 hours when cooked on the low setting).
    About 30 minutes before the meatloaf is done cooking, make the tomato sauce topping.

For the Seasoned Tomato Sauce:

  • In a medium size pot, add tomato sauce, dried oregano, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper (when the meatloaf is done cooking, 2 tablespoons of liquid from the pot will also added). Stir together and heat the pot on low heat. Stir as the sauce cooks.

For Serving the Meatloaf:

  • When the meatloaf is done cooking, there should be some liquid in the bottom of the pot. Ladle 2 tablespoons of the liquid into the tomato sauce mixture and stir. 
  • Using a large spatula, carefully (it will be hot) transfer the meatloaf on to a serving platter. Top the meatloaf with the seasoned tomato sauce and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, oregano, basil or Rosemary (whatever herb you may have on hand). Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.