Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

I am still searching for the perfect Meatloaf, and this one came close. The recipe came from our home office for me to fix for lunch today for our 50 residents. I liked it so well I came home and made it again in a 10" Dutch oven.

1½ pounds ground chuck
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled ( I prefer apple-wood smoked)
1-8ounce package sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup bread crumbs
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
½ cup ketchup
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
1-3ounce can French fried onions.

In a large bowel, combine the ground chuck and next 8 ingredients, mix well. In a small bowel, combine ketchup and mustard, Stir ¼ cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture. Press meat into an 8" Dutch oven. Smooth top, and spread remaining ketchup mixture on top. Place oven over 6 charcoals. Cover and place 11 charcoals on  lid. Bake for 40 minuets. Remove lid ans top meat loaf with French fried onions. Replace lid and continue to bake 15 minutes more,or until temperature is 155°f.


  1. Man, Ron. That looks good! I'm going to have to give that one a try next Sunday. It might be a good fix with the ground elk that I have in the freezer.

  2. Good looking recipe Ron! Quick question...if I wanted to do this in a 12",(6qt), and the recipe is for an 8" (2qt), could I just triple the ingredients and keep the same temp and cook time? I usually do most things in a 10" or 12", but just got an 8" yesterday, so I was just wondering how the conversion would work going from an 8 to a 12 or vice versa. Thanks!


    1. You could still do it the same and form the meat into a loaf, And lay it down the middle. I do that with meat loaf a lot. This size will serve about 6, so tripling it would give you a lot of left overs, but yes. You would put 9 charcoals on the bottom. and 15 on top. That will still give you a 350°f oven.

  3. I made this a few weeks ago. I forgot to save two eggs at breakfast but the mayo sermed to do the trick without the eggs. The family gobbled it all up.