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Easy Crockpot Meatloaf: Apricot Stuffed Crockpot Meatloaf

Easy Crockpot Meatloaf

I love a good meatloaf it is a great way to stretch your buck. I decided there is a real need for stuffed meatloaves that are easy to make. I loved using Apricot inside of our meatloaf that savory sweet taste really is a winner. We all know I am a huge freezer to crockpot meal recipes fan. This is just another great recipe to add to your collection.

Ingredients for your Easy Crockpot Meatloaf:

easy crockpot meatloaf

  • 1/2 Jar of Apricot jam or 9 oz
  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Large Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Package Dry Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 2-3 Pounds Ground Beef
  • Foil to line the pot
  • Crockpot

Easy crockpot meatloaf instructions

Line your crockpot with foil or buy those awesome liners for an easy clean up

Then set it on low

Mix together the Eggs…Milk…Dry Crumbs…and Onion Soup Mix.

Then add meat and Onions and Peppers… mix all thoroughly

Then make in to a boat shape and fill it with the jam.

Then a attach the sides to the top. I always reserve a little of the jam to glaze the loaf 15 minutes prior to serving!

Cook for 6-8 hours

Visual instructions for easy stuffed meat loaf recipe

crockpot meatloaf

Place two eggs in a bowl

mix eggs

Blend the eggs

add milk

Add the 3/4 cup of milk

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Add in your 3/4 cup of bread crumbs

french onion soup (1 of 1)

Pour in a package of the onion mix

mix them all together (1 of 1)

Mix together the Eggs…Milk…Dry Crumbs…and Onion Soup Mix.

peppers cut (1 of 1)

Chop your pepper

Then add meat to the onion, bread crumbs, and egg mixture

add meat (1 of 1)


knead this together

dice onions (1 of 1)

I chop my onion last even though I know how to avoid onions.. see our tips on how not to cry when cutting onions

mix second set together (1 of 1)

Then add Onions and Peppers… mix all thoroughly

meatloaf boat (1 of 1)

Then make the meat into  a boat shape and fill it with the jam.

add jam (1 of 1)

Place the Apricot jam in the meatloaf

wax paper (1 of 1)

Then wrap your meat loaf in the wax paper to place it in foil… you can just skip the wax paper and use foil. If you are going to cook this now… line your crockpot with the foil and build your boat in the crockpot and add the jam in there. I am going to freeze this so I wrap it in foil and then I place it in a freezer bag. I had to use two because of the size but that is fine. When you are ready thaw this and place it in your slow cooker for 6-8 hours.

You can glaze it with the Apricot Jelly 15 minutes prior to serving just paint it on while cooking… enjoy!

Then a attach the sides to the top. I always reserve a little of the jam to glaze the loaf 15 minutes prior to serving!

Easy Crockpot Meatloaf


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Try these other Easy Meatloaf Recipes:

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf
Zucchini Meatloaf Recipe

Topic: Easy Crockpot Meatloaf

December 23, 2012

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

I will admit it, I am not a meatloaf fan. Before my father-in-law cooked it 2 months ago it had probably been 2 years since I had eaten it. I know it is just meat in the shape of a loaf but it has never appealed to me.  I am outnumbered in my house though because my husband, father-in-law, and son all like it.

I decided it would be nice to treat my father-in-law since 2 weeks ago he bought steak and lobster. While I was looking for hamburger meat, I strolled by the sausage aisle and seen chorizo. I had an epiphany of sorts and decided to mix the two together and see what came out. My children do not like onions and because I was using the chorizo, I wasn’t worried about nixing the onions from the recipe. I stepped out further and added shredded cheese. The results were fabulous and they can’t wait for me to make it again. See the recipe below and make it for your own family.


Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

1 1/2 lbs ground hamburger or chuck (what every your prefer)

1 lb seasoned chorizo (I used hot but mild would be good if you have kids)

1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs

2 eggs

1 tsp seasoned salt

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic salt

4-6 oz of cheese (cut into 6 equal size chunks)

2 cans tomato soup

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