If baking Combine all ingredients except the onion soup,cup of water,and bacon. shape into a loaf.
Place in a lightly greased pan.
Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Baste every 10 minutes with a combination of 1 cup water and 1/2 package dried onion soup mix.
IF smoking: flatten meat mixture into rectangle and fill with cubed chees. Roll as jellyroll(stuffed meatloaf). Wrap in uncooked bacon(approximately 1 1/2#) in a weave.smoke at 230 till internal temp reaches 165. No need to baste!