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Easy Meatloaf Recipe - Freezer Friendly

A delicious and easy meatloaf freezer meal you can prep raw and then cook in the oven or slow cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy freezer meals for new moms, easy meatloaf recipe with few ingredients, easy turkey meatloaf recipe, meatloaf freezer meal
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or crushed chips
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

Instructions

Freezer Directions

  • Label Freezer bag with Recipe name, cooking from freezer directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix together.
  • Shape meatloaf and cover with aluminum foil, then wrap meatloaf a second time in plastic wrap.
  • Set meatloaf into a gallon freezer bag. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible and freeze for up to three months.

Cooking Directions

  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Remove plastic wrap from meatloaf but leave aluminum foil on.
  • Set into slow cooker and cook on low 5-6 hours.
  • Remove slow cooker lid top meatloaf with glaze, cook an additional 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!