August 27, 2014

Meatloaf 5 0 5 10
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs 30 mins
  • 20 mins

    5 hrs 30 mins

    5 hrs 50 mins

  • Yields: 6 + with Leftovers



500grams Minced Beef

1 Egg

1 Small Onion (Diced)

Salt & Pepper

500grams Sausage Meat

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

squirt of tomato sauce


50g butter,

1 cup water,

2 tablespoons sugar,

1 teaspoon instant coffee powder,

1 cup tomato sauce,

1/4 cup worcester sauce,

2 dessertspoons vinegar



2500grams Minced Beef

31 Egg

41 Small Onion (Diced)

5Salt & Pepper

6500grams Sausage Meat

71 teaspoon curry powder

81/2 cup breadcrumbs

9squirt of tomato sauce

10Mix altogether and shape into a loaf and put in slow cooker.


12In a saucepan melt 50g butter, 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder, 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup worcester sauce, 2 dessertspoons vinegar

13Cook until butter melts

14Pour over meatloaf

15Cook on High for 5 hours 30 minutes

16Nice cold in sandwiches too



19No Tea Towel Needed

20Vinegar: White or Malt - I have used both and its still great

21Sugar: White or Brown - I have used both and its still great

22Tomato Sauce - is what we in NZ call it - in some countries this is Ketchup - this is not Passata or a pasta sauce - its the stuff you dip your chips (french fries) into

23Yes there is coffee in it, its only 1 teaspoon and you cant taste it as coffee - its just gives flavour to the sauce

24Its Meatloaf - you can try different minces, some people do without the sausage meat - it should all still work fine, this is just the recipe I was given.

Submitted by Sonia Read


33 Reviews


December 15, 2021

What a great feed, my only gripe is that there was too much liquid, however, it was still delicious and definitely on the menu again.
For some reason it won’t allow me to rate on my phone so I give this 4.5 stars.


December 13, 2021

So, I decided to give this one a try tonight and I have to say that nobody was disappointed..
I did change a few things but I don’t think they would have made a difference…
I added about 1tbs of Worcestershire sauce to the meatloaf ingredients and an extra 1/4 cup breadcrumbs…

Frances McLaren

September 28, 2021

An amazing moist and tasty dish. I do it in the oven in a covered dish or stove top in a heavy based covered pan. Improves the next day but feeds a bunch of people so not always any left.


July 29, 2021

Family loved it..though i didnt follow meat ratio and recipie..
Sauce was a bit to much,very strong.
Made it 2 ways, one way straight in the slow cooker, with a teatowel,very runny.
The other way is in a baking/foil,log shaped sling, and didnt add sauce till half way through, i feel this one was nicer.


March 1, 2021

Can I cook on low for about 8 hours ?
Sounds really good 😋

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 13, 2019

Yes it should be ok still 🙂


December 12, 2019

I have a 7L slow cooker. Will it still work if I shape the meatloaf to have it sit in the middle of the slow cooker or will it fall apart?


December 12, 2019

Sauce was very wet. I think the water is a wrong measure. Floating

Crystal Mackay

September 16, 2019

By far my favourite meat loaf recipe, the whole family loves it 😍


August 7, 2019

My family’s absolute favourite meatloaf recipe, thank you for sharing


July 1, 2019

I occasionally add grated cheese and carrots to this meatloaf.


October 25, 2018

Very nice. Kids loved it. It’s close to my oven recipe but so easy just having it cook away. Definitely cook again 😊

Nescafe is fine, any instant coffee

Denise Redman

October 12, 2018

I only have Nescafe is that ok or does ir need to be a powder ciffee

I don’t see why not 🙂 Bearing it mind it may be slightly oilier 🙂


October 11, 2018

Can you use lamb mince instead of beef? I have heaps of marked down lamb mince in the freezer that I need to use up.

Alicia wegener

May 21, 2018

I have a big family and would like to double the sausage meat, would I double all other ingredients as well?

Samantha Cooper

May 20, 2018

This is the same as my family used to have. I was abit unsure how it would go in the slow cooker but thought well it’s pretty much cooking the same way really and gave it ago. And it was delish 👌so much easier doing it in the slow cooker. Only thinki did different was added 1 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice to the sauce and i didnt have curry so skipped that
My daughters favourite word tonight more 😂

Samantha Cooper

May 20, 2018

This is the same recipe my mum used to make and its the best! I was searching for a good meat loaf that was like that one for the slow cooker and i found it. Thank you i am going to be cooking this tonight 😊😊

Tracey walker

April 11, 2018

Omg this meat loaf is awesome. Will definitely be on our favorites list. You gotta try it 😁

Carolyn Cobby

April 9, 2018

Tried this tonight and it was lovely boys said cook this again. So thumbs up from the 5 & 6 year olds. I followed the recipe and it worked a treat.
Thank you Sonia

Jacinta Prater

April 6, 2018

Oh my, this recipe is 100% massive hit with myself and my partner who is picky and said it’s the best his ever had. I love meatloaf and this one has topped them all. It came out mouth watering, it never came out dry at all. And the sauce was magnificent. I’ll be definitely making this again 100%.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 12, 2018

Yes you can
If your cooker bowl is ceramic I just sit the tin in a shallow water bath of 2cm or so
I also use silicone loaf tins too

Anne Burke

February 11, 2018

Can you use a metal loaf tin in the slow cooker..

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 23, 2017

You can do 🙂
I like to use my silicone loaf tins in my slow cooker

Judith Weaver

November 22, 2017

Do l use a loaf tin in the slow cooker

Judith Weaver

November 22, 2017

Do l use a loaf tin or shape it i and put it into the slow cooker

Both will work so up to you 🙂


March 5, 2017

Do I use a loaf tin or just shape and place in SC

Jodie Leemhuis

March 3, 2017

Absolutely love this meatloaf recipe! Actually it was my first attempt at making any type of meatloaf ever and it was a total success 🙂 It is so easy and delicious and the whole family loved it and simply served with mashed potatoes and the amazing gravy (it is sensational). I think the only problem I had with this meatloaf was convincing everyone not to go back for seconds and thirds so there was some leftover for sandwiches the next day , which are also amazing with a little leftover gravy on them. Will be a regular go to meal in this house because of the fact that the entire family really enjoy it and it is so easy to prepare.


May 12, 2016

It was first time doing a meatloaf in sc and the first after the last one failed miserably years ago. All I can say is yummy. Will definitely become a family staple. Left the onion out but used onion salt instead. Even toddler cleaned his plate


February 12, 2016

First ever Meatloaf I’ve made & was delighted. Hubby is a huge Meatloaf fan so the pressure was on & I think I nailed it! It’s now on our regular meals list.
Really easy & very tasty & tender. Definitely a winner!


January 25, 2016

Loved this meatloaf recipe. The only thing I changed was that I cooked it in a conventional oven for about an hour as my son is unable to eat slow cooker meals for a little while following a bone marrow transplant.

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