Meatloaf Surprise

Meatloaf Surprise

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 3 hr
  • Total: 3 hr 20 min
  • Serving: 4-6 servings

A slow cooker meatloaf made with oats instead of the traditional breadcrumbs.


  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet beefy onion soup mix
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Take three strips of 3x18-inch heavy duty foil. Criss-cross across the bottom and sides of a greased slow cooker, creating a wheel like bottom.
  2. Mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl, reserving half of the chili sauce.
  3. Shape into a loaf and place over the foil in the slow cooker. Cook covered for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours on low.
  4. Brush the remaining chili sauce over top and cook covered for 30 additional minutes. use the foil handles to remove the meatloaf from the cooker.

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