Meatloaf is one of those home cooked comfort foods that often come from recipes passed down for generations. My favourite (and easiest!) meatloaf recipe is pretty basic so when we decided to invite another family over for dinner and meatloaf was the agreed-upon main course, I wanted to come up with something that was still basic enough the kids would eat it but interesting enough to put on the dinner table for guests. Clearly adding bacon and cheese to create this Bacon Cheddar Meatloaf recipe was the way to go!
Simply chop your cheese, onions and cook your bacon.
Add all your ingredients into a large bowl and mix with your hands until combined.
Put into a loaf pan.
Top with ketchup.
Bake and serve with mashed potatoes.
6 slices bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces.
¼ cup onion, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese (sharp or medium), cut into small cubes or grated
1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef
¾ cups plain bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp ketchup, plus a little extra for spreading on top
Pepper to taste
Add all of your ingredients to a large bowl and mix with hands until combined.
Press into standard loaf pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Spread a couple of extra squirts of ketchup on top.
Bake in pre-heated 375F oven for 55-60 minutes.
Remove from oven, let sit 10 minutes, slice and serve.
Note about the bacon from my daughter: You can cook the bacon to the desired crispness, but my 11 year-old daughter insists that crispy bacon is the best for this recipe.