Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Okay... I live with carnivores.  There's no other way to put it.  This is for them.

We saw several recipes for bacon wrapped meatloaf, but we decided to take it a few steps further and jazz it up.  How can you go wrong with barbeque sauce, bacon, cheese and hamburger?  For carnivores, it's heaven.

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paper
  • 2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup 
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup crushed crackers
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley 
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (we like Mexican blend)
  • thin sliced bacon, enough to cover meatloaf
  • 1 bottle barbeque sauce
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet and add onions and garlic.  Saute about 5 minutes and let cool.
  3. Mix eggs with Italian Seasonings, salt, pepper, ketchup, Worchestershire sauce, and Greek yogurt. 
  4. Add this mixture to the meat in a large bowl. Add crackers, cheese, parsley, onions and garlic, mixing until everything is combined.  The very best way to do this step is with your hands.  It's icky (just saying) but it works.
  5. At this point we decided to make two of these, rather than one very large one.  We thought it would cook faster and if there was only 2-3 of us, it would be the perfect size.  Put the meat mixture onto a work surface - I laid out a piece of parchment paper to work on. Form the mixture into a loaf (or two, in our case).
  6. Set loaf in a roasting pan.
  7. Brush loaf with half of the barbeque sauce and then lay the bacon slices over over the loaf.  
  8. Cook for 1 hour and then let cool for about 10-15 minutes before serving.
  9. Use the second half of the sauce for when serving.

Be ready to fall in love, if you enjoy a good meatloaf.  We even got DD to try it and we all gobbled it up!

Have fun in the kitchen,


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