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. 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 any 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. Ask me how I know! 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

Go LEAN!

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. I know a lot of people ask me where I get my ground beef and other cuts of beef. We purchase our beef from The Alaska Meat Company. They have a herd of grass-fed beef cows on an island in Prince William Sound, and the ONLY graze the cows. We buy their beef every year and feel blessed to have such lean meat available to us.

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.

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

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

Glaze

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

Instructions

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

Glaze

  • mix the ketchup and maple syrup together, brush over meatloaf

Notes

  • you can use brown sugar instead of the maple syrup

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