Meatloaf Extraordinaire

Aurora McBee


I know I SHOULDN'T wrap stuff in bacon, but sometimes I just can't help myself! Bacon makes everything better, right? Makes great sandwiches too!

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1/2 c
1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
pork sausage
3/4 c
bread crumbs
8 oz
thin sliced bacon
3-4 slice
cheese (whatever kind you want)


1Preheat oven to 350*. Prepare 9x13 baking dish by lining it with aluminum foil to make cleanup easier. A baking rack may also be placed in the dish to keep drippings away from the meatloaf.
2Heat oil in skillet. Saute onion and garlic until soft. Set aside.
3Mix remaining ingredients (except cheese) in a large bowl. Mix well. Add 1-2 more tablespoons of milk if the mixture sticks to bowl.
4Place 1/2 meat mixture into a loaf pan. Pat into pan, pushing the center lower than the sides, creating a kind of bowl or trough. Place cheese into the center. Put remaining 1/2 meat mixture on top of cheese, making sure to seal the meat around the cheese. (This can also be done freehand, instead of using a loaf pan.)
5Turn pan over onto work surface so loaf is released. Arrange bacon slices, crosswise, over loaf. Overlap slightly and tuck the ends under to prevent curling.
6Place into foil lined baking dish and bake about an hour, until bacon is crisp and the internal temp is 160 degrees.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #easy, #family