Slow cooker recipes

Veal and tomato meatloaf

A simple meal made even easier.
4H 45M

We’ve made the simple family meal even easier by cooking it in your favourite winter appliance, the slow cooker. Made with pork sausages and veal mince for added tenderness and flavour. Serve with crusty bread for a simple meal.

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Combine sausage meat, veal, paste, breadcrumbs, thyme, basil and egg in a large bowl; season.


Shape mince mixture into a 9cm x 20cm log. Carefully place meatloaf in base of a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Place half of the tomatoes around meatloaf. Cook, covered, on low, for 3 hours 30 minutes. Add the remaining tomatoes. Cook, covered, on low, for a further 30 minutes. Season to taste.


Using two spatulas remove meatloaf from cooker. Serve slices of meatloaf with tomatoes and micro herbs.

Fresh breadcrumbs are best made from 2-3 day-old bread. If you only have fresh bread, leave the slices out on the bench for a few hours to stale. Process the bread, with or without crusts, into coarse or fine crumbs. White sandwich bread or crusty bread, such as ciabatta or sourdough, are all fine to use.

Accompany with mashed potato and steamed greens.

Not suitable to freeze


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