Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

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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

How to Make Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

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.

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About Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

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