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!!
Blue Ribbon Recipe
This is how you make meatloaf night spectacular. When you cut into the oniony and moist meatloaf and find the gooey cheese, it's a nice surprise. The bacon is nice and crisp once baked. If you need a meal that'll feed a family, add this meatloaf to your menu.
Ingredients For cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped meatloaf
1 1/4 lb
80/20 ground beef
1 1/4 lb
90/10 ground beef
Panko bread crumbs
envelope beefy onion dry soup mix
French fried onions
Colby Jack cheese sticks (from a 10 ounce pkg)
hickory smoked bacon, uncooked
How To Make cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped meatloaf
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13X9-inch baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Panko, dry soup mix, eggs, French fried onions, water, and ketchup. Mix well with hands.
Form into a "football" shape loaf and place in prepared baking pan.
Make a "trench" down the middle of the loaf. Place cheese sticks in the trench, breaking to fit.
Re-shape top of loaf covering cheese completely with meat.
Cover all exposed meat with bacon.
Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until done and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
Garnish slices with additional French fried onions if desired and serve with your favorite barbeque sauce on the side.
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