Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

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Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe
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 Easy Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf is one of those recipes most of us love, with unabashed fervor.

There are also those the hate-to-love meatloaf… They secretly crave it, but don’t want anyone to know. Then there are those who just haven’t tried the right meatloaf recipe yet.

No matter the category you fit into, if you eat meat, this recipe is for you!

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Today’s Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe is one of my absolute favorite meatloaves, because it’s slightly spicy, and less sweet, than the traditional method with ketchup on top.

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Made with lean ground beef, ground turkey, and loads of pureed veggies, it’s lighter than most meatloaf recipes. Plus, it’s also a great way to sneak vegetables into your kids.

 How To Make Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

The robust Mexican flavor comes from using Old El Paso Taco Seasoning and Chopped Green Chiles in the meatloaf. Then smothering it in Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce.

Using Old El Paso Taco Seasoning is a fabulous meatloaf hack. You get all your herbs and spices in one packet! The green chiles offer a smoky quality.

 Make: Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

Make sure your Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe has the perfect tender texture by thoroughly mixing the ingredients by hand. There should be no chunks of unblended ground meat of veggies anywhere.

Then shape the meatloaf and place it in the slow cooker.

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Slow cooking meatloaf is a great way to insure your meatloaf does not overcook. In fact, you can prep your Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe first thing in the morning and leave it to cook as you head off the work.

Kick the ketchup to the curb! Once in the crockpot, pour rich zesty Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce over the top of the meatloaf before cooking.

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The enchilada sauce not only seasons the meatloaf from the outside in, it keeps the entire loaf ultra moist and tender.

Try serving this with Cheesy Enchilada Rice! <LINK>

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Od El Paso. All opinions are my own.

Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe - A fun twist on classic meatloaf, you can make in your slow cooker. Zesty, loaded with hidden vegetables, and ultra moist!
Servings: 12 slices


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Packet
  • 4.5 ounces Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles (1 can)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 19 ounces Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce (1 can)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, monterey jack, or colby)


  1. Place the ground beef and turkey in a large bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, egg, sour cream, taco seasoning and green chiles.
  2. Trim the veggies and cut into large rough chunks. Place the veggies in the food processor and puree until very smooth. Pour the vegetable mash into the bowl.
  3. Use your hands to mix the ingredients until very smooth. There should be pockets of ground meat of veggies that are not fully blended.
  4. Shake the mixture into a thick log and place in the bottom of a large oval slow cooker. Pour the Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce over the top. Cover the crock and turn on low.
  5. Slow cook for 5-6 hours until the meatloaf has reduced in size and the sauce is simmering around it. Right before serving, sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top. Cover the crock again for 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Then slice and serve!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Serve the slices with extra sauce from the slow cooker. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.

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5 comments on “Mexican Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

  1. Jacquelineposted January 16, 2019 at 10:48 am Reply

    Looks delicious. Have you tried this in the oven? I think the enchilada sauce would be runny so maybe a little on before baking and more later before adding the cheese? Any recommendations?

    • Sommer Collierposted January 24, 2019 at 9:38 pm Reply

      Hi Jacqueline,

      Yes you can bake it in the oven at 350 degrees F, for 60-70 minutes. :)

  2. peter waddellposted August 26, 2018 at 3:56 am Reply

    how did you get it in one piece out of the slow cooker? I love meatloaf and will need to try this..

  3. Mary Gibsonposted October 11, 2017 at 11:16 pm Reply

    Going to make this delicious looking meatloaf.

  4. Amandaposted October 11, 2017 at 11:23 am Reply

    I love meatloaf…have all my life. People have given me funny looks when I say this but I don’t care. Your version looks so yummy! I love that it changes things up a little but I still get to have one of my favorite foods.