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

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My family loves meat loaf—and 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! —Sue Call, Beech Grove, Indiana
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 lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 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.

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"Good flavor and good texture."

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"This meatloaf was easy to make and was tasty, but we found this meatloaf so greasy. Maybe using a meatloaf pan that removes the grease as it bakes would help, but this is one recipe that I can only make every so often as a treat."

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"I make mine like this but I use Ragu instead of the chili sauce. And sometimes, for a little sweetness I'll use a mix of bread crumbs and corn meal. Awesome, recipe. Always looking for meatloaf recipes without ketchup in it."

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"We loved this recipe. I added 1/2 cup bell pepper and 1/2 cup ketchup, substituted ground turkey for ground beef and seasoning salt for salt and omitted the cheese because I'm carb conscious. Will definitely make it again, layering the bacon crosswise instead of lengthwise."

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"I LOVE meat loaf, this one is great!! Invest in a meat loaf pan ( 2 piece w/the tray where the meat loaf sits ) they are worth their weight in gold. No more meat loaf sitting in grease."

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