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Bacon & Cheese Meat Loaf Recipe

Bacon & Cheese Meat Loaf Recipe

We created this recipe to convince my son to try meatloaf—adding blue cheese and bacon for flavor —and it works. —Lila Allen, Fallon, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives


  • 1. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrot and onion; cook and stir until tender. Cool slightly.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, crumbled bacon, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings and carrot mixture. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  • 3. Shape into an 8x4-in. loaf in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients; mix well. Pat onto meat loaf; let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Remove to a platter. Yield: 1 loaf (8 servings).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 469 calories, 31 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 190 mg cholesterol, 1,072 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Reviews for Bacon & Cheese Meat Loaf

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"to quote my husband..."This is totally awesome!" The bleu cheese made this so tasty. I will definitely be making this one again!"

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"very tasty with the blue cheese on top. I substituted the fresh spice with 1/2 tsp each of dried spice."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"My brother-in-law made this for a Sunday dinner and it was a hit even those who did not like blue cheese thought that this was a GREAT meatloaf. YUM!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"As a huge fan of bleu cheese, I found this to be very good. Unfortunately my husband doesn't like bleu cheese so I may not make this often but when I do I will enjoy it completely!"

Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"Very good but a little peppery. Will use less next time. Love the veggies mixed inside and the cheese on top. Such a nice change from the meat loaf recipes with the ketchup on top (which I don't like). Very impressed!"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"Great meatloaf"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"Now my husband's favorite meat loaf."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"My new favorite meat loaf recipe...and I've tried quite a few!"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"My family seemed to like this more than I did--I thought the pepper overpowered the bacon a bit--and I had cut the pepper to 1 teaspoon! Also, I am not a fan of blue cheese, so I used feta. All in all, this is a nice variation on meatloaf, and I will probably make it again."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.