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slices of bacon cheeseburger meatloaf with melted cheddar in the center on a white plate
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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf 

We've decided to transform the classic and combine it with all the flavors we love in a traditional burger. Crisp bacon, tangy melted cheddar, and a delicious blend of seasonings combine with lean ground beef to make the base of this savory bacon cheeseburger meatloaf. With it's creamy mustard & ketchup sauce, and a crunchy French fried onion finish- it's destined to be a new family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 718kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar shredded
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup- 3/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs toasted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/3 cup French fried onions
  • 2 slices of sandwich bread*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef and the next 8 ingredients, mixing well. Don’t be afraid to get your hands ‘dirty’ and give everything a good squishing until evenly combined and a uniform consistency is reached.
  • Place both pieces of bread into a meatloaf pan so that they evenly cover the bottom.
  • Form meat mixture into a loaf shape and transfer to the meatloaf pan. You want it sitting directly on top of the bread.
  • In a small bowl, combine mustard and ketchup.
  • Evenly spread the ketchup mixture onto the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake 40 minutes. Top with the French fried onions and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until the inside is no longer pink.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Remove the meatloaf from the pan and discard the grease ‘toast’. Slice the meatloaf and serve.

Notes

* This is the best meatloaf tip I’ve ever discovered. Instead of your meatloaf sitting and cooking in it’s own grease, or having to use a broiler pan, simply let the slices of bread absorb every last drop of fat that cooks out. It’s that simple. After cooking, simply discard and you’re left with a mess-free loaf that’s ready to be sliced and served.

Nutrition

Calories: 718kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 1234mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 553IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 3mg