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Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf

 Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf
This recipe is quick because I already have packages of cooked bacon and shredded cheese in my freezer. I just defrost them and add them to the ground beef mixture.—Kimberly Lund, Park City, Kansas
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 12 bacon strips), divided
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, 1 cup Swiss cheese, 3/4 cup
  • bacon, bread crumbs, garlic powder and onion powder. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 11-in. x
  • 7-in. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer
  • pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Drain. Sprinkle with
  • remaining cheese and bacon. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese
  • is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.