|Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
1 pound ground chuck
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
one 8-ounce package sharp cheddar, grated (see note*)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs, toasted
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
3 oz Lars’ Own Crispy Onions, or French Fried Onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine ground chuck, bacon, cheese, eggs, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Mix well.
In a small bowl, combine ketchup and mustard. Stir 1/4 cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture.
Press meat mixture into a 9-by-5-by 3-inch loaf pan, or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf and roast to 150 degrees, about 40 minutes. Top with Crispy Onions and roast to 160 degrees internal, another 10 - 15 minutes. - Adapted from Paula Deen
* Alternatively, the cheese could be cut into a rectangle and stuffed into the meatloaf - wrap the loaf around the cheese and seal all the sides well to avoid leaking.