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!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

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