Recipe By Ashley
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 20m Cook 1h 5m Additional 5m Ready In 1h 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 588.6

This is a recipe my dad has been making for years. Great for the cheese and bacon lover– it’s a huge hit with crowds, even kids! And it’s a great comfort food!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Combine ground beef, eggs and 2 tablespoons of ketchup in a large bowl. Mix well, then add bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, oregano, basil, pepper, and onion. Set mixture aside. Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan with bacon, widthwise. Place half of the meat mixture across the top of the bacon. Lay 3 of the 4 pieces of Cheddar cheese across the center of the meat, lengthwise. Cover the cheese with the second half of the meat mixture and mold the meat into a loaf shape. Pull the ends of the bacon up and around the loaf. Spread 1 tablespoon of ketchup thinly over the loaf.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove from the oven.
  4. 4 Cut the final piece of Cheddar cheese into slices and place on top of the meat loaf. Return the meat loaf to the oven and continue baking until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the meat loaf to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 588.6
  • Carbohydrate 17.3 g
  • Cholesterol 207.1 mg
  • Fat 37.5 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 43.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 17.3 g
  • Sodium 945.7 mg
  • Sugar 3.8 g


  1. I loved the idea of the recipe. The first time I wasn't thrilled with the outcome. The second time I chopped the raw bacon and mixed it into the raw ground beef and cut the cheese into large cubes (maybe 1/2 inch) and mixed those in. I cooked as directed sprinkled some cheese on top - Read more ...
  2. It's best to just make meatloaf the way YOU like it..and then add the concept of bacon and cheese. I think I would have liked it more if I had made how I normally do and then added the cheese and bacon.
  3. I followed the recipe as close as I could with the ingredients I had on hand. I was low on bread crumbs so I used half crushed Ritz crackers. I doubled all the spices and also added 4 cloves fresh minced garlic. To make the meatloaf wrapping a little easier, I just stuffed the inside - Read more ...
  4. Not the healthiest meal but it is well worth it to have this as an occasional treat. SOOOOOO yummy! I made it for my bacon-loving stepson for his birthday (along with bacon-cheddar mashed potatoes for a bacon-themed meal he was in heaven!) and it was a big hit with all. I made it exactly as - Read more ...
  5. Wow! What a hit! The men loved this because it was wrapped in cheese and bacon and the kids loved it because it's not your "traditional" meatloaf. It didn't last but maybe 10 minutes! The only thing I did differently was I used Italian style bread crumbs and they seemed to work really well with - Read more ...
  6. There are over 200 meatloaf recipes on this site. I have tried many but this is by far my families favorite. We love it!
  7. Wonderful. Cook as suggested.
  8. I've found this is a great idea for picky men... men love anything wrapped in cheese and bacon! I did these in large muffin tins (it made six little muffins) because it cooks faster, serves more neatly, and is easier to wrap the bacon! I also added about a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce to keep - Read more ...
  9. This was great!

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