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Crock Pot BBQ Bacon Cheddar Meatloaf

You're gonna love this folks! I may have just created the ULTIMATE meatloaf! This Crock Pot BBQ Bacon Cheddar Meatloaf is phenomenal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 8 people
Author: Aunt Lou


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 12 oz pkg bacon
  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 packets of ranch dip mix 1 oz each
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz bag mild shredded cheddar
  • Favorite BBQ Sauce We used a Honey Sweet sauce


  • Chop your bacon and fry in batches
  • Mix together your ground beef, 1/2 of your bacon, oats, ranch dip mixes, salt, pepper and eggs until it is well combined
  • Put your ground beef mixture in a lightly greased 6-quart crock pot (I used Sir Hamilton, my Hamilton Beach Programmable Insulated Slow Cooker)
  • Push your ground beef down into the crock pot so the entire bottom of your crock is covered
  • Make a deep, long and wide indention in your meatloaf
  • Pour around 1 cup of your cheese into this indention and fold the meatloaf back in toward the middle until the cheese is covered
  • Flatten out your meatloaf once your cheese is hidden inside
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese and bacon on top, followed by as much BBQ sauce as you like
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours


  • If you don't like bacon as much as we do, then you can definitely cut back on the bacon. It is totally up to you. I just wanted to make a completely loaded version for us. Adapt this however you like!
  • As with any of our recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
  • All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline and should always be tested first in your own slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.