Friday, March 6, 2009

Bacon Meatloaf

Bacon Meatloaf! Words to warm the cockles of a man's heart.

My 12 year old really loves meatloaf. It's right up there at the top of the best things in life, in his book. My husband has never been able to understand why meatloaf doesn't taste like meat (bread fillers, of course). So, I came up with this recipe, and there were no leftovers for Ryan's lunch today. Poor Thor didn't even get much in the way of scrap.
BACON MEATLOAF

3 pounds ground beef
1/3 pound white cheddar cheese
1/2 onion
1 egg
1 tsp salt
6 to 8 strips raw bacon


In the food processor, chop the onion and cheese (add the egg to make the process faster). Mix this mess with the beef and salt, and form into a loaf. Cover the top of the meatloaf in strips of bacon, and cook at 350F for about an hour.

I served this with green beans and heart attack potatoes. This dinner gave new meaning to my daughter's phrase "heart attack goodness on a plate!"

14 comments:

Paula said...

What is it with these growing boys and their carnivorous ways? I'll give this a shot for Ryan's counterpart in my house ... what's not to love? Beef, bacon, and eggs are all foods he lives for! (In fact, that's what he'll eat on his burgers!) Love the addition of cheese here. I could have used this last night as I was staring at the ground beef and drawing a blank.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love it! Heart attack goodness on a plate. I can almost smell how wonderful this meal is. I call it a well balanced meal full of love.

Pam said...

Now that's a meal. I love the bacon on top!

Tatersmama said...

Mmmmm... my guy would definitely love this one! I haven't made meatloaf in a coon's age, so I think I might give it a go, for dinner tonight!

doggybloggy said...

too bad about the leftovers because the only thing better than meatloaf is meatloaf the next day....

noble pig said...

No meatloaf sandwiches...it must have been so good!

Pam said...

Really you should make enough for the required meatloaf sandwiches.

Violin Mom said...

Oh, i just LOVE meatloaf, and that version looks just scrumptious. What a fantastic idea!

buffalodick said...

That recipe is like crack cocaine for a guy who likes food! I self baste turkey, chicken, pork roast, etc. with bacon- no complaints!

Kevin said...

Bacon wrapped meatloaf sounds great!

Grace said...

heart attack on a plate, indeed! good thing you included those healthy-shmealthy green beans. :)

jesse said...

No bread crumbs?? FANTASTIC. I love it!! Have to try this recipe out soon... it looks and sounds sooo good. I'm drooling all over my keyboard now... you're a genius.

dogyarnfun said...

Mmmm, this looks delicious. I'm going to try this recipe.

Jan said...

I have only one thing to say - YUM!