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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Looking for a new tasty meatloaf recipe that everyone can agree on? Try this Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, and you won’t have any complaints about dinner tonight!

It’s like the best things about a good cheeseburger all wrapped up and roasted together. Seriously your bacon cheeseburger loving folks need this in their lives.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Plus there isn’t anything more delicious than a meatloaf sandwich except for maybe Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf and this meatloaf is big enough to give you ample leftovers.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Perfect for company!

This recipe takes the best parts of a cheeseburger and elevates them to a fork and knife meal. You can serve this to guests, or a house full of teenagers, and no one will complain. Serve with these Cheesy Bacon Scalloped Potatoes and the Cheddar Biscuits your homestyle dinner party is complete!

Everything for the cheeseburger goes right IN the meatloaf except the bacon and the ketchup. The bacon goes on top of the meatloaf, gets long roasted and crunchy on top. The ketchup goes on as a glaze in the last 5-10 minutes for a quick, delish topping to a perfect meatloaf.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf


Do use extremely lean ground beef for this recipe. It does make a difference because you’re adding in cheese and topping it with bacon you need the lean meat to keep the loaf together. 

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

And let’s talk about those leftovers eh? Yeah, THOSE! This meatloaf is big enough to make a couple of hearty sandwiches the next day. The only thing better than a meatloaf sandwich is a Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf sandwich.

If you enjoy this recipe you might like these recipes too:

Easy Homemade Ground Beef Jerky

Homemade Pepperoni

Spicy Hot Homemade Pepperoni

Rose Hip Ketchup

Homemade Sriracha

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Yield: 8 servings

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Looking for a new tasty meatloaf recipe that everyone can agree on? Try this Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf and you won't have any complaints about dinner tonight!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

  • 1/2 cup dill pickle relish, or run a few pickles through the food processor
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 TBSP dried onion flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp smoke flavor
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar, small dice
  • 10 slices bacon


  • 1/2 cup ketchup, use any kind you like
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚
  2. drain most of the liquid out of the pickle relish
  3. add it to the ground beef, with the onion flakes, eggs, bread crumbs, and smoke flavor,
  4. mix lightly
  5. gently mix in the cheese cubes
  6. form into a loaf
  7. top with the bacon slices
  8. bake for 50-60 minutes or until cooked to 165˚ on a meat thermometor
  9. brush with the glaze bake 5-10 more minutes


  1. mix the ketchup and maple syrup together, brush over meatloaf


  • you can use brown sugar instead of the maple syrup

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2 thoughts on “Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf”

  1. This is by far the best meatloaf I’ve ever made. The 2 adult men I served it to devoured it…no leftovers I used 1.25 lbs hamburger and .75 ground sausage and added a couple chopped green onions.


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