Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves Recipe
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Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves Recipe

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Here's all the savory deliciousness of Mom's meat loaf in a single-serving size! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 5 bacon strips
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  2. Combine the egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce, carrots, green pepper, crackers, 1/2 cup cheese, onion and seasonings in a large bowl. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  3. Shape into five loaves. Arrange around the edge of a microwave-safe deep-dish pie plate; top each with a strip of bacon.
  4. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Spread ketchup over tops and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Bacon-Topped Mini Meat Loaves in Simple & Delicious December/January 2013, p14

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"I love this meatloaf! I made mine in the oven and had to omit the red onion as I didn't have any on hand. Instead I added dried minced onion (1 Tbsp) to the recipe. We'll make this again!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"How hot of an oven for how long?"

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Oops! Forgot to add i made this in the oven..."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"LOVE this meat loaf! Got it out of the Simple & Delicious Magaizne and don't make meat loaf any other way!! A MUST!"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"This is a very delicious meat loaf, i made mine in the oven, i'm not sure i would add the bacon next time, but great flavor. You can leave out the onions and bell pepper and it still taste great."

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