Gala Meatloaf (Crock Pot)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #1171

October 23, 2011

"From 'The Electric Slow Cooker Cookbook' (Circa 1976) I've been using this recipe for nearly 20 years. Sweet yet savory at the same time. "

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (266.6 g)
  • Calories 708.1
  • Total Fat - 33.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 192.3 mg
  • Sodium - 471 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 50.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 20 g
  • Protein - 48.1 g
  • Calcium - 66.9 mg
  • Iron - 7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Combine all ingredients except brown sugar and dry mustard. Mix well. Shape into loaf.

Step 2

Place in slow cooker / crock pot.

Step 3

Combine brown sugar and dry mustard and spread over top.

Step 4

Cover and cook on High for 1 hour.

Step 5

Turn to Low and cook another 8-9 hours.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Even in the extreme heat, I still enjoy a warm meal. The crock pot solved that problem. I forgot and used my only apple for something else. The only other fruit I had in the house was apple butter. So I used 1/4 cup apple butter in place of the half cup apples. I'm sure it's sweeter tasting because of it. I'm going to be making it again this summer for sure.

(16 Jun 2021)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Meatloaf from a crock pot ? I really wondered how this would turn out but when I say the recipe was by Axe I knew it would work.I cut the recipe back to 1 lband used Panko crumbs.Cut the cook time to 1 hr hot & 5 1/2 hours low. The only change I would make is to cut back on the crumbs and this may be becuse I used Panko crumbs instead of regular crumbs. I'll be making this gem again for sure.

(2 Apr 2019)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

wow what a success! had never made a meatloaf in the crockpot before and was a little worried. It turned out perfectly beautiful, loads of flaver, came out of the pot perfectly and sliced without falling apart!! Love the mustard brown sugar top, it melted right into the loaf to add great flavour. I did cut the sugar back to 2 tablespoons, and added a little powdered garlic; the touch of apple was wonderful. I will be making this again, great time saver for a busy day!!

(25 Apr 2013)