Slow Cooked Mexican Meatloaf

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 2 pounds ground beef (chuck is the best)
  • 1 cup corn or tortilla chips, crushed into crumbs
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (the kind from the packet)
  • Sour cream and scallions for garnish


  1. Place ground beef, crumbled corn chips, taco sauce, egg, cheese and seasoning in a bowl and mix together until just combined – you don’t want to overwork the meat.
  2. Shape into a loaf and place in the slow cooker. (If you want to be able to slice your meatloaf when it is done, first line your slow cooker with a foil sling, which is a double sheet of foil that extends over the outside edges of your cooker. Place the loaf in the center of the sling, making sure it doesn’t extend over the sides.)
  3. Place the cover on the slow cooker and cook for 8 hours on the low setting. Let the meatloaf rest for ten minutes.
  4. If you have used the sling, gently grasp both ends and carefully lift out the meatloaf, transfer to a cutting surface and slice it. If not, just scoop out spoonfuls of the meatloaf directly from the cooker, making sure to get some of the crunchy bits from the surface as well as the tender inside.
  5. Drizzle some warm taco sauce on top and garnish with sour cream and scallions.