Best Meatloaf Recipe

Are you looking for the best meatloaf recipe? If you’re family is anything like ours than they always enjoy a great hearty meatloaf for dinner. This is one recipe that my family never seems to get tired of, and they always return for seconds or maybe thirds. Anyone that’s ever tried our meatloaf agrees that it definitely lives up to the name. This is a delicious dish that doesn’t last long in our house! By using the lean ground beef and ground turkey you’re also proving a healthier alternative than a traditional meatloaf. Add a salad and vegetable and you’ll serve a meal that’s fit for a king. This recipe will make approximately 8 slices.

Total Time Required – 3 to 6½ hours

Preparation – 20 to 30 minutes
Cook Time – 2 1/2 to 6 hours



  • 1 pound of ground beef (extra lean)
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 egg (whole egg)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 cups of bread crumbs (use soft crumbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning (crushed)
  • 1/2 cup of Marinara sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Marinara Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of onion ( dried & chopped)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic-powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic-salt



  1. Start by folding in half a 30 ” piece of aluminum foil (make sure to fold lengthwise), then place the foil in the bottom of the crock pot leaving each end to hang over the edge of the crock.
  2. Use a larger bowl, and  mix together the following ingredients until they are well blended.
  • ground turkey
  • extra lean ground beef
  •  soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of Marinara sauce
  • Italian herbs
  • egg
  • onion
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic salt
  • garlic powder
  1. Next shape the mixture into a your loaf and carefully place the loaf into the crock pot over top of the foil. Evenly spread the 2 tablespoons of remaining Marinara sauce on top of the loaf.
  2. Cover the crock tightly and allow the loaf to cook on the  LOW setting for five to six hours (5 – 6) or on the HIGH setting for two and one half to three hours (2 1/2 – 3).
  3. Use the ends of the aluminum foil like handels to remove the meat loaf from the crock pot and place it on your serving platter.

Nutritional Value:

Calories – 271
Total Fat – 16g

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