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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 220837
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!"

plainpatty User ID: 5986130 213502
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"How hot of an oven for how long?"

mal_paint User ID: 6969921 198433
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

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

mal_paint User ID: 6969921 190015
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!"

Hdezb333 User ID: 7080238 198798
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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