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Was out of dry onion soup mix, so I subbed 2 Tbs. instant beef bouillon. My husband and teenage son ate half the meatloaf before I came home from work that night, and they're still talking about "that amazing meatloaf" two days later :) Thanks for the great recipe.

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IrishEyes.NYC August 26, 2009

What an easy and great recipe. My family loved it. Just like my mom used to make :-) I added ketchup to the top for the last 30 minutes of cooking for a little "tomato" flavor.

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SusanRW August 23, 2007

I've made this several times and forgot to rate it! It's become my go-to meatloaf recipe, but I use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs to make it a WW Core/Simply Filling recipe (0 pts). And it's oh, so yummy!! The onion soup mix makes all the difference!

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Amy020 July 28, 2010

I will never bake meatloaf again! I've made this twice now, the second time I used two packets of soup mix and added 1 TBSP of Worchestershire sauce. Both times I used water and oats instead of bread and milk. My Indian husband normally doesn't like "boring American food" but he really raved about this and asked me to make it often.

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Zanni August 05, 2011

It was good. Instead of ground beef I use ground deer meat. And I used the Itanian bread crumbs

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pamjh August 04, 2011

This is actually the recipe I STARTED making meatloaf with! It is THE,(or almost identical),recipe that was in the 'Rival Crock-Pot Cook Book' that came with the,(now old),Rival Crock Pot that my mother gave me as a house warming gift when I first moved to live on my own! Everyone LOVED my meatloaf,and wanted my "secret" recipe! I ended up caving,and lent the little Rival "pamphlet" of a book to a friend,who proceeded to lose it! I was distraught to say the least,because I could remember the ingredients well enough - just not the right measurements! I spent years trying to "re-create" the recipe with varying success -some great,others not so much! Then,when the internet became more accessible I searched it out on the Rival,(and many other), sites with no luck -until today's WOW on F.com!! I recognized it immediately and am SO happy to have it back that I couldn't just say nothing!! It is by far THE BEST meatloaf I've ever had,or made!! I had/have always made a few changes to the original recipe by adding 1 med./small onion-minced, along with 1 large stalk of celery, 1 small green bell pepper, and a few cloves of garlic -also all minced to the meat mix. This not only adds TONS of flavor,but incredible moistness to an already decidedly moist loaf. I also add a mixture of about 1/2c. tomato sauce(give or take), 1Tbsp. brown sugar,& 1Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce,with a large clove of minced garlic and a tsp. or two of Italian herbs to the top at the beginning of the cook time -long,or short. It's awesome! Way more flavorful,(& I think),more traditional than just plain old catsup! Thank you SOOO much to the original poster of this fantastic recipe! You have reunited me with a long lost love that I'd long since given up on ever finding again! May everyone who tries it love have as much success,and raves FROM,(and love FOR),it that myself and mine always have! Bon Appetit!

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Caesar D.& the Food Kat! April 29, 2015

This turned out great! I was a bit skeptical as I have never used the crock pot to cook a meatloaf, but it was so hot outstide, I had to try it. The meatloaf held together very well. I made little foil "straps" to help lift it from the crock pot.I did decrease the milk to 1/2 Cup as it seemed wet enough to me at that point. I also reduced the onion soup mix to about 3/4 of a package. Will definitely make this again. Thx.

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mums the word June 08, 2011

Great recipe! I used ground turkey and it effects the presentation as it isn't manipulated into a form well. However it looks fine once sliced and plated. Now added to my repertoire...thanks for the recipe.

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Chohertz October 28, 2007

Was looking for a different meatloaf recipe than the three I have and decided to try this since it was a crockpot one, and I love to use the crockpot. Cooked it on the high setting for 3 hours. Very moist, great taste. The last five minutes in the crockpot, I added mozzarella cheese to the top (enough to cover the top). My whole family loved it. Served it with greenbeans and applesauce. Great recipe, Toi! Thanks for sharing it!

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Midwest Mama July 19, 2007

This is the way I have always made my meatloaf and it always turns out perfect. However I have never tried it in the Crockpot. It turned out great, nice and moist and easy to slice. Easy clean up too and thats always a plus! I added ketchup to the top but otherwise wouldn't change a thing!

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Little Bee November 13, 2006
Crock Pot Meatloaf