Meat Loaf with Bacon, Cheese and Brown Sugar Ketchup Glaze~Robynne

Robynne Glenn


This is adapted from a recipe from the Food Network. It is a little time consuming, but well worth the time and effort. It is the only meatloaf I make now.

Disclaimer: I have always used recipes as a guide and use my instincts and experience to alter or omit ingredients as I cook. Therefore, it has always been a challenge when sharing recipes with others. I doubt I make dishes the same way twice. So, I advise you to use my recipes the same way. Trust your experience and adjust to your personal taste~Robynne


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45 Min
1 Hr 5 Min


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1 1/2 c
ketchup or chili sauce **i use 3/4 c of each
4 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 tsp
cider or white vinegar
1 clove
garlic, minced


2 tsp
vegetable oil
1 medium
onion, chopped
2 large
1 1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 tsp
dijon mustard
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp
steak sauce
1/4 tsp
hot pepper sauce
1/2 c
2 lb
meat loaf mix (1 part ground chuck, 1 part ground pork)
2/3 c
crushed saltines (approx. 16) or 1 1/3 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 lb
bacon, cooked until crispy but slightly flexible
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make Meat Loaf with Bacon, Cheese and Brown Sugar Ketchup Glaze~Robynne


  • 1MIX glaze ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • 2COOK bacon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • 3PREHEAT oven to 350 F degrees. Saute onion and garlic in oil until softened, about 5 minutes; set aside to cool.
  • 4MIX eggs with thyme, salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire, steak sauce, hot pepper sauce, and milk. Add egg mixture to meat in a large bowl, along with crackers or bread crumbs, parsley and cooked onions and garlic; mix with a fork until evenly blended and meat mixture does not stick to bowl. *If mixture does stick, add additional mil a couple tablespoons at a time and continue mixing until mixture stops sticking.
  • 5COVER a wire rack with foil, prick foil in several places with a fork. Place rack on a shallow roasting pan lined with foil for easy cleanup.
  • 6TURN meat mixture onto prepared rack and with wet hands form mixture into a loaf approximately 9 X 5 inches.
  • 7BAKE loaf for 35 minutes; remove from oven. Top loaf evenly with glaze mixture. Add bacon crosswise, over loaf, overlapping them slightly. Return to oven for 5-10 minutes or until bacon is crispy and glaze is bubbly.
  • 8REMOVE from oven and top with grated cheese. Return to oven for final time until cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Approximately 5 minutes.
  • 9Let cool 20 minutes. Slice and serve.

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About Meat Loaf with Bacon, Cheese and Brown Sugar Ketchup Glaze~Robynne

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cheese, #glaze, #tangy

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