This is definitely one of the best meatloaf recipes I've ever made, or eaten! My husband liked it a lot, too, but what's not to like? We weren't even tired of it on day 4 of leftovers. This recipe comes from the blog Buns in my Oven, and as usual, I made a few changes. I'd like to note that using both the cheese and the bacon isn't strictly necessary. It's certainly good this way (and how I did it!), but I think it would be good too with one or the other of you're reluctant to dump both cheese and bacon into meatloaf.
Quick Note: I used lean ground beef, I believe 93% lean. Probably because of this, none of that gross looking meatloaf sludge formed around the bottom of my meatloaf! Something to consider if you usually use beef with a higher fat content.
And we're back to ugly photos...
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
6 oz diced cheddar cheese (by weight, not volume)1/2 C mayo
2 Tbsp dried minced onion1 tsp salt
Place meatloaf mixture in prepared pan and form into a loaf, about 2 inches tall and 8 by 10 inches wide. Spread the other half of the BBQ sauce/mustard mixture over meatloaf and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Bake until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, about 45 minutes.