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Slice of meatloaf stuffed with mozzarella cheese.

Mozzarella Stuffed Crockpot Meatloaf

Easy, juicy, and delicious Crockpot Meatloaf stuffed with melty cheese and prepared in the slow cooker! 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, American/Southern
Keyword barbecue sauce, cheese stuffed meatloaf, crock pot beef recipe, crock pot dinner ideas, crockpot recipes, meatloaf, meatloaf recipe, Slow cooker beef, slow cooker recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 364 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE MEATLOAF

  • 1.5 pounds 80% to 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 small yellow onion, shredded (use the large holes on a cheese grater to shred the onion)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 8 ounces part skim shredded mozzarella cheese

FOR THE GLAZE

  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Line a 6-quart slow cooker (or a bigger slow cooker) with a large sheet of aluminum foil. Grease with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, onions, garlic, Italian Seasoning, salt, pepper, ground mustard, egg, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix with your hands until combined, but DO NOT overmix.
  3. Divide meat in half.
  4. Press one half of the meat into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  5. Spread shredded mozzarella down the center, leaving about 1/2 inch space around the sides.

  6. Top with remaining meat and shape it into a loaf, and press around to seal the edges. Set aside.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the barbecue sauce, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and Sriracha sauce.
  8. Brush half of the glaze over the meatloaf. Reserve the remaining half for later.

  9. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Meatloaf is done when temperature reaches 160˚F on an Instant Read Thermometer.
  10. Lift out the meatloaf by holding onto the foil; transfer to a baking dish and top with the rest of the glaze.
  11. Pop it under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned.

  12. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
  13. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 12

 

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD

Prepare and shape the meatloaf in advance; cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Place in slow cooker, and cook as directed.

 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER MEATLOAF

Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella Stuffed Crockpot Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 830mg 35%
Potassium 407mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 27.2%
Iron 15.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.