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Cheese and Bacon Meatloaf

Take a Double Bacon Cheeseburger and shake it all about – what do you get ? – our Cheese and Bacon Meatloaf – a quick and easy meatloaf to make with plenty of flavour.

 

Cheese and Bacon Meatloaf
Ingredients
  • 450 g lean beef mince
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4½ tablespoons ketchup, divided
  • ¾ tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • ¾ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ tablespoon brown sugar
  • 225 g mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 450 g streaky bacon rashers, uncooked
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. In a large bowl add the beef mince and panko breadcrumbs. Pour the milk over the breadcrumbs and combine thoroughly.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and the steak seasoning. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, crack egg and beat it slightly. Add egg to large bowl with meat mixture. Combine well with hands, do not overwork the meat mixture.
  5. Gentle press meatloaf into bowl and divide in half. Place first half into 28 x 18cm baking dish and form into a flat meatloaf. Gently press the centre in to create a rim around the outside of the meatloaf. Add shredded cheese into the centre of the meatloaf.
  6. Form remaining half of meatloaf in the bowl into a size similar to the meatloaf in the pan. Set on top and press the sides together to seal in the cheese. Carefully form into a loaf shape about 5 cm high.
  7. You may notice cracks in the loaf. Run your hands under warm water and then across the meatloaf to smooth the cracks out. Set meatloaf aside.
  8. In a small bowl combine remaining ketchup and the brown sugar. Mix well with a fork. Apply glaze evenly all over your meatloaf (except the bottom).
  9. Arrange bacon slices over the top of the meatloaf. Start by wrapping a piece of bacon across the front side and a second piece of bacon across the back side. Arrange remaining bacon over the top. Tuck the ends of the bacon under the meatloaf (this prevents it curling up).
  10. Place meatloaf in the oven and bake until bacon is crispy, about 1 hour.
  11. Remove from oven. Allow to rest uncovered for 20 minutes.

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