Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

This recipe is one of the easiest, it’s a total crowd pleaser, and it’s known in it’s simple form on tables across the world. Also a pretty sweet band, but that doesn’t have very much to do with my recipe.

You can always add and take away things from this recipe if you don’t like them, but I’m using the bare minimum of condiments during cooking just to keep things basic for my supported people at work.

For this recipe you will need:

2lb package of ground pork/beef combination, thawed

1 package bacon

2 eggs

3 slices of bread, broken up into crumbs

2 tbsp seasoning salt

1 tbsp rosemary

1 tbsp basil

1 tbsp oregano

2 tbsp spicy sriracha sauce

2 cups shredded cheese

2 tbsp sweet relish

1 chopped red onion

2 minced garlic cloves

Step 1:

Combine herbs, bread crumbs, seasoned salt, onion, sauce, garlic and eggs together in a bowl, mixing them thoroughly.

Add the meat to the mixture and continue to mix with your hands until the herb mix is evenly distributed amongst the meat.

Step 2:

Prepare the baking dish.

Using a 9×5″ baking dish, take your bacon slices and lay them down so they are accross each side of the dish horizontally, as well as the bottom. There should be hang over on each side of the dish. Using the last pieces, cut them in half and lay them just on the sides of the dish, with hangover, at the ends. Basically, you want a bacon-lined baking dish.

Step 3:

Flatten out your meat mixture either on a smooth cutting board, or a greased surface such as the counter. You want it to be in a long rectangular shape, and look like you’re about to make cookies out of it.

Step 4:

Preheat your oven to 375F

Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the surface of your flattened meat rectangle. Leave about an inch from the sides cheeseless though, so it’s easier to roll.

Add the relish on top of the cheese and spread it around evenly.

Roll this rectangle up “swiss roll” style, and insert into your bacon-lined baking dish you’ve prepared.

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Step 5:

Put the meatloaf into the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes. Make sure you bake it on a baking sheet as the grease from both the bacon and the ground meats will spill and cause issues nobody wants to deal with.

Check at 20 minutes to see if it needs to be drained.

Once it’s finished the 40 minutes, take the baking dish out of the oven using oven gloves. Drain.

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Step 6: (only if using glass pan, as bacon will not be completely cooked)

Turn dish upside down onto either a baking tray or other flat baking dish. Put into oven and set on high broil for 10-15 minutes depending on desired bacon tenderness.

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When serving, use ketchup and mustard, and other common cheeseburger toppings to keep it authentic!…and yummy

 

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