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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Wild Game Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those meals that I always forget about, but then suddenly have a craving for. Luckily, it's pretty easy to make and uses ingredients that most people have on hand. The best part--you can totally adjust the recipe and make it your own.

When making it, I typically just add ingredients, so the measurements below are my best guess. Adjust based on your personal taste and preferences.

Meatloaf ingredients


  • 2 lbs ground wild game meat (I use elk because that's what I have)

  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (can use ketchup instead) + additional for topping

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in large bowl until mixed thoroughly.

Optional: Line 6.5 quart pot with slow-cooker liner. This makes clean up much easier!

Form meat mixture into loaf and place in slow cooker.

Meatloaf in slow cooker

Cook on low 6 hours.

Optional: Remove from crock and place in oven safe dish. Pour additional barbecue sauce or ketchup on top and broil for 10-15 minutes until sauce is warm and bubbly. Be careful not to burn it!

If you prefer to cook in the oven, preheat oven to 350. Place meat mixture in oven-safe dish and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with barbecue or ketchup and broil for 10-15 minutes until warm and bubbly.

Slice to desired thickness and serve with your favorite sides. Personally, I prefer mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans!


Sarah Honadel is an avid outdoorswoman from Kentucky, now living in Idaho, who enjoys hunting elk, deer and turkey. She is a team member at Huntress View, Pro Staff for Browning Trail Cameras and Brand Ambassador for the GoWild app. Follow her on Instagram @waddysarah and @arrowridgecreations.

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