This easy Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe is the best meatloaf recipe! It tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger without the bun. This mini meatloaf is the perfect size to serve one or two people.
If you’re a bacon cheeseburger lover, this Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe is for you!
This mini meatloaf reminds me of a bacon cheeseburger without the bun. It’s comfort food at it’s finest and this smaller-than-average mini meatloaf is the ideal size for one or two people.
When my kids were little, they loved my bacon cheeseburger meatloaf. In fact, they never thought I made it often enough. I decided to take my tried and true meatloaf recipe and scale down the ingredients to make a mini version and goodness, this little recipe is absolutely delicious, just like the original.
This Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf starts out as all good meatloaf recipes do, with ground beef.
Pro Tip: Don’t buy meat that’s too lean. Because of the minimal fat content in lean ground beef, the meat will easily dry out. A little fat equals a lot of flavor too.
Add the following to the ground beef: 4 slices of cooked bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, an egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
One thing I love about this mini meatloaf recipe is that you can use your favorite cheese and still have a delicious meatloaf. We’ve used Mozzarella, smoked Gouda and even American cheeses with great success.
Also, if you are looking to lower the carbs, use almond meal or oat flour instead of the bread crumbs. Both are delicious in this recipe as well.
After the ingredients are mixed together, transfer the meatloaf mixture to a greased baking dish and preheat your oven. While the oven is preheating, pour a little more of the “secret sauce” over the top.
What’s the secret sauce, you ask?
Ketchup and Mustard – simple ingredients but essential on a bacon cheeseburger.
Bake the meatloaf for about 35-40 minutes or until it’s no longer pink on the inside, let it rest for about 10 minutes (another important tip to ensure you have a moist meatloaf).
For this Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, I use a 5-inch baking dish which holds about 1 1/2 to 2 cups. You can also use a small loaf pan or any similar smaller sized baking dish.
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What To Serve With A Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
Bacon Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaf Recipe
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 4 slices cooked bacon , crumbled
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 large egg , lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
- In a bowl, combine the ground beef, crumbled cooked bacon, cheese, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well.
- Transfer the meatloaf mixture into a 5-inch (or similar sized) lightly greased baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Spread evenly across the top of the meatloaf.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in the middle.
Remove meatloaf from the oven and cover. Let meatloaf rest for 10 minutes.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
If you like this mini meatloaf recipe, you might like to try our Slow Cooker Mini Meatloaf recipe.
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