Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My family loves meat loaf—and this one in particular. I created this bacon meatloaf 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
Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly and thoroughly. Shape into a loaf in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with bacon.
  2. Bake, uncovered, for 70-80 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Drain; let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 piece: 329 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 692mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.