Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

A local micro-brewpub has a wonderful meatloaf on their menu. This is my version of their delicious dish. The French fried onions give this meatloaf a wonderful onion taste and wrapping the meatloaf in bacon makes it so moist and flavorful. I hope you'll try it!!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb
80/20 ground beef
1 1/4 lb
90/10 ground beef
1 c
panko bread crumbs
1
envelope beefy onion dry soup mix
2 large
eggs
1 c
french fried onions
1/2 c
water
1/4 c
ketchup
4
colby jack cheese sticks (from a 10 ounce pkg)
1 lb
hickory smoked bacon, uncooked

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13X9-inch baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil. Set aside.
2
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, panko, dry soup mix, eggs, french fried onions, water and ketchup. Mix well with hands.
3
Form into a "football" shape loaf and place in prepared baking pan.
4
Make a "trench" down the middle of the loaf.
5
Place cheese sticks in trench, breaking to fit. Re-shape top of loaf, covering cheese completely with meat.
6
Cover all exposed meat with bacon. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until done and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
7
Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
8
Garnish slices with additional French fried onions if desired and serve with your favorite barbeque sauce on the side.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cheese, #meatloaf