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Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

If you love a good bacon cheeseburger, you'll love this easy bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe. This mini meatloaf tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger without the bun!

A single serving bacon cheeseburger meatloaf in a small baking dish next to a fork and bunch of celery all on a metal tray

If you're a bacon cheeseburger lover, this wonderful bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe is for you!

Why This Recipe Works

This mini meatloaf reminds me of a bacon cheeseburger without the bun. It's comfort food at its finest and this small meatloaf is the ideal size for one or two people.

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When my kids were little, they loved my stuffed 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 meatloaf and goodness, this mini version is absolutely delicious and totally reminds me of the original.

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Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Ground beef: Use 85-90% lean ground beef.
  • Bacon: Use 4 strips of cooked bacon.
  • Cheese: I love using Cheddar cheese but you can use your favorite cheese instead. Swiss, gouda, feta, and havarti are all good choices.
  • Egg: 1 large egg helps bind the meat together.
  • Breadcrumbs: Use seasoned or unseasoned breadcrumbs. You can make your own breadcrumbs or use store-bought.
  • Seasonings: I recommend using salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Ketchup and mustard: Mix these ingredients together for the topping.

How To Make This Recipe

  • Add the following ingredients to the ground beef: 4 slices of cooked bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, an egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • After the ingredients are mixed together, transfer the meatloaf mixture to a greased baking dish and preheat your oven. While the oven is preheating, mix the ketchup and mustard together and pour it over the top.
  • 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

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • Don't skip adding the egg. It doesn't just add flavor and texture, it helps make the meat super juicy.
  • Don't overmix the ingredients, it will make the meatloaf dry and dense.
  • Be sure to add the glaze, the ketchup and mustard mixture takes the meatloaf up a notch.
  • After cooking, cover the meatloaf and let it rest for 10 minutes. This will keep the meatloaf nice and juicy.
  • One thing I love about this mini meatloaf recipe is that you can use your favorite cheese and still have a delicious meatloaf. Although we use Cheddar, feel free to use Smoked Gouda, Swiss, Havarti, or another type of cheese.
  • If you are looking to make a low carb meatloaf, use almond meal or oat flour instead of the bread crumbs.

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What To Do With Leftover Ingredients

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Store Meatloaf?

This meatloaf can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
To reheat, microwave the meatloaf until heated through.

What Size Baking Dish Do You Use For A Mini 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.
If you would like additional information on the baking dishes I use in our “recipes for one”, please visit our FAQ page.

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This Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf For One tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger without the bun. The ultimate single serving comfort food. | One Dish Kitchen

Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keywords: bacon cheeseburger meatloaf, meatloaf
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 593kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 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 coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard

How To Video

Instructions

  • 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.

    Notes

    Expert Tips
    • 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.
    • Don't skip adding the egg. It doesn't just add flavor and texture, it helps make the meat super juicy.
    • Don't overmix the ingredients, it will make the meatloaf dry and dense.
    • Be sure to add the glaze, the ketchup and mustard mixture takes the meatloaf up a notch.
    • After cooking, cover the meatloaf and let it rest for 10 minutes. This will keep the meatloaf nice and juicy.
    • One thing I love about this mini meatloaf recipe is that you can use your favorite cheese and still have a delicious meatloaf. Although we use Cheddar, feel free to use Smoked Gouda, Swiss, Havarti, or another type of cheese.
    • If you are looking to make a low carb meatloaf, use almond meal or oat flour instead of the bread crumbs.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1serving | Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 264mg | Sodium: 1393mg | Potassium: 691mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 452mg | Iron: 4.5mg

    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.

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    52 thoughts on “Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf”

    1. Hi, I’d like to try this recipe but I have a question about the breadcrumbs. I have Italian breadcrumbs. I don’t think they would work in a cheeseburger. What did you use? Also, will you be doing anymore meal plans? Love your site. I’m a party of one, you have no idea how much this helps. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

      1. Hi Kymberlee, Italian breadcrumbs would be delicious in a cheeseburger. Use what you have on hand.
        We don’t have any plans at the moment to do any additional meal plans but that could change in the new year – stay tuned 🙂

    2. I cook for my disabled son he doesn’t like alot of leftovers. We are making this meatloaf right now. Thank you 😊

    3. This.Is.Fantastic! It was really easy to put together and tasted great. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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