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Monday, May 18, 2009

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

I don't remember where I originally got this recipe from. But I've made it many,many times and even through all the other meatloafs I've tried this one has always remained our very favorite! It is sooo YUMMY!!
Bacon Double Cheeseburger Meatloaf

4 slices bacon
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground chuck or ground round
1 cup firm fresh white bread crumbs
1 cup coarsely shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 4 oz.)
1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia, chopped
2 tbsp. regular or low-fat mayonnaise
2 tbsp. India or other sweet pickle relish
2 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup ketchup

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat
until it is limp and some of the fat is rendered, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the bacon from
the skillet and reserve it.

2. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to gently but thoroughly mix together the meat,
bread crumbs, 1/2 cup of the cheese, onion, mayonnaise, relish, mustard, salt, pepper and
egg. Pat the mixture into a shallow 2-quart baking pan. Spread the top of the loaf with
the ketchup, then lay the bacon strips over the ketchup. Bake until the loaf is firm and the
bacon is crisp, 45 to 50 minutes, sprinkling the top of the loaf with the remaining 1/2 cup
of cheese to melt during the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking. Internal temperature should be
155°F. Let the meat loaf stand in the baking dish for 10 minutes, then cut into squares to
serve. Makes 6 servings.

3. Leftovers: Reheat slices in a microwave and serve on sesame buns with lettuce, tomato and
ketchup.

3 comments:

JUST SHAR said...

i think i may have made this before too.. sounds familiar, it sure looks really good in your picture.. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

theohiogirl said...

holy cow~! YUMMMM I am hungry lol never a good time to look at stuff lol
Ness

Brie said...

Bacon makes everything better...mmmmmmm