My husband loves Cracker Barrel’s meatloaf and with good reason – it’s delicious! However, it’s also high in calories. Because we’ve both been trying to eat more healthy, and are avoiding those high cal Cracker Barrel entrees, I looked for a meatloaf recipe using ground Turkey. That was when I came upon this gem – BBQ Glazed Turkey Meatloaf that turned out to be FANTASTIC and also cooked in the crock pot! What? Meatloaf in the crock pot? You talk about easy! This recipe is a winner all the way around!! Take a peek!
Clean-up was a cinch! Pull the foil out of the bottom of the crock pot and wipe it out! Ta-da! Friends, this recipe is for you if you’re looking for:
- Easy to make
- Easy to clean up
A friend of mine told me she steers away from ground poultry because it just doesn’t seem right! Well, I understand, but you need to give it a try! It’s so good, and so much better for you! Now for the recipe!
BBQ Glazed Turkey Meatloaf
1 1/4 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup shredded Mexican style shredded cheese
1/4 cup minced onion
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp Dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 Tbl ketchup
2 tsp light brown sugar
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp spicy brown mustard (I used Dijon)
1. Fold a 24-inch length of foil in half lengthwise. Fit into the bottom and up the sides of a 5-6 quart slow-cooker.
2. Put the turkey, bread crumbs, cheese, onion, egg, oregano, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix with hands until well combined. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place on the foil in the slow cooker.
3. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the meatloaf juices run clear or an instant read thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf registers 165°F, 3–4 hours on high or 6–8 hours on low.
4. Combine the ketchup, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture over the meatloaf, spreading it smooth. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the glaze is heated through, about 30 minutes longer. With the help of the foil, lift the meatloaf from the slow cooker and transfer to a platter. Discard foil and cut the meatloaf into 6 slices. Yields 1 slice meatloaf per serving.
This meal was absolutely delicious! My husband isn’t pining away for his Cracker Barrel meatloaf anymore!
I made this meal for our Sunday dinner and it was so great that it was ready when we got home from church! I mixed up the meatloaf the night before, then popped it into the crock pot before we headed out the door. What a great meal when you need something savory and have time to let the crock pot do the work!
Do you eat ground poultry? If not, I really hope you’ll get some turkey and try this recipe! I believe it will convert you!
Here are a couple other turkey recipes we love.
With love from my country kitchen,
17 thoughts on “Turkey Meatloaf in the Crock Pot”
Yum! I will try this one for sure! I love ground turkey and actually prefer it over beef for most recipes.
Let me know what you think! It’s brilliant in my (coo)book! I was surprised, but your dad loves turkey burgers and turkey meat for tacos!
Got to try this one!
I don’t think you’ll regret that you did! We LOVED it!
I make turkey meatloaf (we eat a LOT of turkey at our house), but I’ve never heard of cooking it in the crock pot! I’m definitely going to give your recipe a try, and soon!
The crock pot cooking method makes this the perfect recipe!! I was so impressed with the way it turned out! I hope it works well for you!
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This sounds yummy! I have never cooked with ground poultry but I will give this one a try.
Turkey is just the perfect ground meat. It’s flavorful and juicy. Let me know what you think!
Meatloaf in the crock pot…brilliant! My hubbie loves meatloaf! I think I can make his day this week:)
What a sweet way to think of trying this recipe! I hope he loves it as much as we did!
I also make a turkey meat loaf in the crock pot. This past week we spent some time with a friend at her cabin. I took my crock pot along and made my meat loaf. I put scrubbed, pierced potatoes in the crock also so we had baked potatoes with meat loaf — a supper that cooked itself while we enjoyed the outdoors! I had made a bean salad and brought that along too, which completed a great meal.
I love my regular recipe, but yours is different and I will be trying it as well. Thanks for sharing!
What a smart idea to cook the potatoes along with the meatloaf! I’m definitely going to do that the next time I make it! Thanks for sharing!