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


  1. MIX glaze ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. COOK bacon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
  3. PREHEAT oven to 350 F degrees. Saute onion and garlic in oil until softened, about 5 minutes; set aside to cool.
  4. MIX 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.
  5. COVER 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.
  6. TURN meat mixture onto prepared rack and with wet hands form mixture into a loaf approximately 9 X 5 inches.
  7. BAKE 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.
  8. REMOVE from oven and top with grated cheese. Return to oven for final time until cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Approximately 5 minutes.
  9. Let 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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