Grilled Cheese and Bacon Mini Meat Loaves

Love meat loaf? Make it on the grill for a summertime treat!

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/4
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
3
tablespoons ketchup
1
teaspoon onion salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
egg
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
4
slices center-cut bacon (about 3 1/2 oz), cut crosswise in half
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking as directed by manufacturer.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix all ingredients except bacon. On work surface, pat mixture into 7-inch square. Cut into 4 (3 1/2-inch) squares. Top each square with 2 half-slices bacon; attach with toothpicks.
  • 3 Carefully spray grill rack with cooking spray. Place patties on unheated side of two-burner gas grill or over drip pan on charcoal grill (medium heat). (If using one-burner gas grill, cook over low heat.) Cover grill; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly pink in center.
  • 4 Using spatula, turn patties over. Cover grill; cook 5 to 8 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F and bacon is crisp. Remove toothpicks before serving.

Expert Tips

Use Italian-style bread crumbs for a different flavor. You could also use pizza or spaghetti sauce for the ketchup.

Center-cut bacon has had the fatty ends cut off. You can use slices of regular bacon--just trim about 3/4 inch off of each end. The half-strips should just cover the surface of each beef square.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
880mg
880%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.