Chef John Folse's Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

12 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

great meatloaf

"I liked that this recipe was different. My kids loved it! I personally could have used more flavor. I think next time I make it I'll add some Worcestershire, beef bouillon, Dijon mustard and maybe more Italian seasoning. I think I'd even try some Horseradish! It just lacked a zip to it. But I'm definitely making this again! The bacon bits and cheese were a HUGE hit!"


2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup onions; minced
1/4 cup celery; minced
2 tbsp green bell peppers; tbsps
2 tbsp red bell peppers; tbsps
1 tablespoon Garlic; minced
2 tbsp green onions; sliced
2 tbsp parsley; chopped
2 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
2 cups Cheddar cheese; shredded
1/2 cup bacon; cooked and crumbled

Original recipe makes 8




Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, onions, celery, bell peppers, garlic, green onions, parsley, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix well. On a piece of wax paper, shape meat mixture into a ?-inch thick rectangle. Spread cheese over the meat, leaving a ?-inch border around the edges. Sprinkle bacon over cheese. Roll the meat in a jellyroll fashion to enclose the filling and form a pinwheel loaf. Press both ends to enclose the cheese. Place in a 10? x 15? baking dish and bake for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160F. Once baked, sprinkle with additional cheese or ketchup and mustard. Any leftovers make great sandwiches for the next day.


PREP TIME: 1? Hours

SERVES: 8?10

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I am not a big meatloaf lover but this was delicious. I added mustard powder and used only red peppers. Came out crunchy outside ,moist inside. Will make this again.
Joyce052 2w ago

This was super delicious! A very nice and not too difficult recipe. My husband, myself and a very picky 10 year old all enjoyed it. Will definitely be making this again.
April07showers 1y ago

A bit bland for my taste. Might add some Worcestershire sauce or beef bouillon. Everyone else loved it as-is. Will make again.
MissXteena 2y ago

I have to admit, I am that person that has to put my own twist on every recipe so here it goes: instead of the two types of bell peppers, I just used one large fire roasted red bell pepper from a jar and I added seasoned salt in stead of regular salt. Also to the meat I added 1 package of dry onion soup mix. The best part was the topping I made. I used about a 1/4 cup of ketchup, 1 1/2 Tbsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp of molasses, a couple splashes of Worcestershire sauce and apple cider vinegar, 1 Tbsp of diced dill pickles, and a teaspoon of dill. In hindsight it was a little sweet so I could have put 2 tsp of prepared yellow mustard or 1 tsp of dry mustard, but it was very good without it if you like a little sweetness. Also, I should have seasoned the bacon when it was cooking with a little ancho chili powder.
glbryant 2y ago

I added a little diced pickle in it as well. Tasty...I will make it again.
Damondirksen 2y ago

jadecady 3y ago

Great meatloaf! Instead of plain salt and pepper, I added Cajun seasoning (eye-balled it).
mecstell 3y ago

Had the neighbors over for dinner, and this was a huge hit. Delicious. Will definitely make this a regular menu item. Great recipe. Served with sourdough thick crust chewy bread, and my corn casserole I'll put in the recipe area.
23pairer 3y ago

Great recipe. I substituted cream cheese for cheddar and rolled oats for bread crumbs - also was out of eggs so none of that. It was delicious - my husband asked me to make it again
Joyce052 3y ago

This is a good recipe. For a little more kick try a little chili powder mixed in with ketchup on top while cooking
dune773 4y ago

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