Paleo Crockpot Sweet Potato Meatloaf

Paleo Crockpot Sweet Potato Meatloaf

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I’ll admit it: I used to look down on the lowly meatloaf, that classic dinner dish served for decades by housewives across the nation.  That is, until I met this Paleo Crockpot Sweet Potato Meatloaf.  This ain’t your grandma’s meatloaf!

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This grain-free, nutrient-dense, and dare I say delicious version of the humble meatloaf has earned a regular spot on my family’s meal rotation.  When you try it, I bet you’ll add this Paleo Crockpot Sweet Potato Meatloaf to your make-often recipe list, too!

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With only seven ingredients, it’s a snap to throw together.  I mix everything together right in the crockpot!

Serve this Paleo Crockpot Sweet Potato Meatloaf with a few simply prepared veggies such as Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon, Roasted Carrots, Mashed Cauliflower Faux-tatoes, Sauteed Red Peppers, or Sauteed Spinach with Bacon.  Add these easy and delicious Almond Flour Biscuits, if you like.

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Paleo Crockpot Sweet Potato Meatloaf

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  • Author: Kathleen | Roots & Boots
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 cups grated sweet potato (about 2 small potatoes)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons unrefined sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Wash sweet potatoes thoroughly, and dry.
  2. Cut potatoes to fit through food processor. (No need to peel.)
  3. Shred sweet potatoes with the grating blade of your food processor.
  4. Transfer sweet potatoes to the crockpot.
  5. Add ground beef and remaining ingredients to the crock pot.
  6. Mix well, then use a spatula or the back of a big spoon to press mixture into the bottom of the crock.
  7. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.


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  1. Emily on 02/05/2017 at 4:30 pm

    If I were to make this in the oven in a 9×13″ dish, about how long would you say to cook it? 350 degrees for 45 minutes? This looks great! Thank you!

    • Kathleen on 02/06/2017 at 4:14 pm

      Hmmm, Emily, I’m not sure. I’ve never made it in the oven, but it seems that most meatloaf-in-the-oven recipes call for baking at 350 for 1 hour. My two concerns with making this meatloaf in the oven are: 1) You might need to add more liquid to keep it from drying out and 2) You want to make sure the sweet potatoes are well cooked. It’s definitely worth a shot! Let me know how it goes…

  2. Joanna Neal on 05/03/2017 at 10:33 pm

    THIS IS PERFECTION!!! I made this for dinner and we devoured it! (Actually was hoping for leftovers tomorrow, but…Derek…) It’s packed with flavor despite the very simple ingredient list! We used grass fed beef and yum yum yum! Thanks Kathleen!

    • Kathleen on 05/05/2017 at 3:21 am

      You need a second crockpot, my friend. Because boys. 😉

  3. Angela on 05/19/2017 at 12:27 pm

    Meatloaf I can throw together in the crockpot?! YES PLEASE!!! Made this one for the first time last week and it was a huge hit! Grateful for a delicious meatloaf recipe that’s grain free!!!

    • Kathleen on 05/22/2017 at 7:41 pm

      Yay! Glad it was a hit at your house, too. 🙂

  4. Elizabeth Sauer on 05/24/2017 at 2:12 am

    We loved this recipe!!!! Froze thevleftovers and they were delicious as well!

    • Kathleen on 05/24/2017 at 3:08 am

      Thanks for letting us know it freezes well, Elizabeth! Good to know. 🙂

  5. Joanna neal on 06/01/2017 at 1:00 am

    Y E S I need a second that what you do regularly to keep up with hungry boy hippos? Going to make this again but freeze after I prep!

  6. Jen on 12/30/2017 at 1:11 am

    Hi there, how might you make this in an instant pot? I really want to make it but only have an instant pot now. Thanks

    • Kathleen on 01/01/2018 at 9:16 pm

      I don’t have an IP, Jen, but according to these tips for converting crock pot recipes to instant pot recipes, you can try cooking the meatloaf for 25 minutes. Use the meat/stew button and set the vent to “sealing”. Also add about 1 cup liquid (broth seems best, water may work too). I’d love to hear how it works in your instant pot!

      • Jen on 01/10/2018 at 1:10 am

        Okay thank you so much! Thinking tomorrow I will try it, fingers crossed!

  7. Lindsey P on 01/08/2018 at 11:31 pm

    Did you Brown the beef before mixing it in the crock pot? Ours was in nearly 8 hours and still appeared on the pink side!

    • Kathleen on 01/09/2018 at 1:58 am

      I don’t brown the beef in advance, Lindsey. Are you using a 6-quart oval crock pot?

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