Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
I got this off of the Food Network site. This looks yummy--will try soon. NOTE: I would put some sliced bread under the meat loaf before cooking to get all the fat that drains then it will not be greasy, maybe 3 slices.
- 1 lb ground chuck
- 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 (8 ounce) package sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄4 cup breadcrumbs, toasted
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄3 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1 (3 ounce) can French-fried onions
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck and next 8 ingredients, mixing well.
- In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard.
- Stir 1/4 cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture.
- Press meat mixture into a 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan, or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a broiler pan.
- Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Top with French fried onions; bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.
This was a nice meatloaf...however, we did find the amount of cheese a bit overbearing. DH said he prefers more of a classic meatloaf to this one. I figure it would be better if you halved the amount of cheese. Also, I found that the cook time/temperature setting was too low. After the recommended cook time it was only half cooked so I cranked the temp up to 395F and cooked it another 20-25 minutes. We can't get the French fried onions here so I just added grilled onions in the last half of cook time. Son ate two large helpings! (-; Made for Spring 2009 PAC. Thanks kittycara. (-:
A delicious change from plain meat loaf. I omitted the canned onions on top as discussed with kittycara. The leftovers make a great sandwich. The next time I make this meatloaf, I think I will try adding tiny cubes of cheese, chopped green olives, and some cooked elbow macaroni to turn it into homemade mac and cheese luncheon meat.