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Slow Cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf

By October 9, 2017July 26th, 2023Beef and Red Meats, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf

Plan Plan Plan = Success! I hear all the time, “I’m too busy!” I am also a very busy woman but I make this a priority. In my past life, when I wasn’t prepared and ate junk, everything suffered. My mood, my energy, my lack of focus… the bad food caused a snowball of events that caused everything to fall apart. Taking the time is a priority and I make sure that it happens. One way I make my life easier is to prep the night before. My kids clean up for dinner while I plan and prepare the slow cooker for the following day. I put the shell of the slow cooker in the fridge so in the morning all I have to do is take it out and turn it on.

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If you have ever been disappointed with dried out oven-baked meatloaf you must try this recipe! The slow cooker seals in moisture to make this keto dinner soft, savory and delicious! The whole family is going to enjoy this one!

Mushrooms add moisture. Lighten calories and add umami! Even if you don’t like mushrooms, don’t worry! You don’t even taste them!


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Slow Cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Course Beef and Lamb, Dairy Free, Main Course, Nut Free
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 319



  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 85% lean
  • 2/3 cup salsa store bought or homemade, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Maria's Keto Kitchen Taco Seasoning or click HERE to find the Taco Seasoning recipe
  • 1 teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • 1 4- ounce can mild chopped green chiles drained well
  • 1 large large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 jalapeño thinly sliced (optional)


  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • guacamole


  • Place a 15 by 9 inch piece of parchment paper. Set aside. (If using an oven place parchment into a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl use your hands to combine beef, salsa, mushrooms, green onions, seasoning, salt, chiles, and egg. Form into a 9- x 5-inch loaf. Place loaf onto parchment paper. Hold the edged and gently place into a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with jalapeno slices if desired. Cover tightly and cook on low for 5 hours and 30 minutes.
  • NOTE: If using an oven cook for 1 hour or until beef is cooked through.
  • Garnish with additional salsa, guacamole and cilantro leaves if desired.


Calories: 319 | Fat: 24g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 0.8


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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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