This meat loaf has all the great flavor of a bacon cheeseburger! Top slices of meat loaf with ketchup, mustard and relish to get a true burger flavor.
slices bread, torn into small pieces
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
cup dill pickle relish
cup finely chopped onion
clove garlic, finely chopped
egg, slightly beaten
tablespoon packed brown sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
In large bowl, mix bread and milk. Let stand 5 minutes to absorb milk. Add beef, all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon, the shredded cheese, relish, onion, garlic and egg. Mix until well combined. Shape mixture into 8x4-inch loaf. Place in pan.
In small bowl, stir together Topping ingredients. Spread on top and sides of loaf. Top with reserved 2 tablespoons crumbled bacon.
Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F. Cool 10 minutes.
Cut meat loaf into slices to serve. Top with desired burger toppings, such as pickle relish, ketchup and mustard.
Serve meat loaf on burger buns for a unique twist on bacon-Cheddar burgers.
To make ahead, mix meat loaf ingredients, and shape as directed. Brush with topping, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bake as directed, adding an additional 15 minutes as necessary.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.