Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf Recipe
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Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf Recipe

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My family loves meat loaf- this one in particular. I created the recipe after trying and adjusting many other recipes over the years. Cheddar cheese tucked inside and a flavorful bacon topping dress it up just right for Sunday dinner!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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  • 2 bacon strips, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 pieces) equals 329 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 127 mg cholesterol, 692 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with bacon.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Drain; let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 pieces) equals 329 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 127 mg cholesterol, 692 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

Reviews for Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"This was a great meatloaf. My children don't like meatloaf but with this recipe there was no leftovers. We will definatley make this one again. I didn't have breadcrumbs so I crushed up onion garlic croutons. This had a great flavor."

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"This is the ONLY meatloaf my family will let me make now!"

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I did not have Worcestershire or chili sauce so I substituted taco sauce. I also doubled the bacon. It was myh best meatloaf ever."

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Good directions. I didn't have chili sauce so I substituted taco sauce and since I didn't have the Worcestershire sauce I had to skip that ingredient. I doubled the bacon. It was fantastic"

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"This is my favorite meatloaf recipe. I've made it many times."

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