This Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe was developed after a brief discussion with a very regular restaurant guest.
She was talking (complaining?) to me about her young son. She was saying all he ever wants to eat is a bacon cheeseburger.
She got me thinking. I asked her if she thought her son would at least try a slice of meatloaf. She laughed and said, “Not a chance. He hates meatloaf!”
I took this as a fun challenge. I took a risk and invited her to come to lunch the following Saturday and to have her son “in tow.”
The kitchen staff and I developed this meatloaf recipe. Of course I wanted a meatloaf recipe that incorporated bacon and cheese. I was “hedging my bet.”
The result was this meatloaf recipe.
Not only did her son love this meatloaf but so did the other
restaurant guests. We sold out quickly!
I also “hedged” by serving a few fried onion rings with the meatloaf.
I knew one of the other things the boy would also eat was onion rings
(with tartar sauce)! Mom was astounded.
She also ordered the meatloaf! :-)
Preparation time: 1 hour 10 minutes. Serves approximately 12
Ingredients for meatloaf:
Ingredients for glaze:
Instructions for glaze:
Any remaining glaze mixture can be served as a side for dipping
Note: Roasted Red potatoes or French fried onion rings do great with this meatloaf!
A picture is worth a thousand words. Here is how to form each loaf.
Enjoy your Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf and the company you share it with!
Did you know? Meatloaf has European origins.
Meatloaf of minced meat was mentioned in the famous Roman cookery collection "Apicius" as early as the 5th century.
American meatloaf has its origins in scrapple, a mixture of ground pork and cornmeal served by German-Americans in Pennsylvania since Colonial times.
However, meatloaf in the contemporary American sense did not appear in cookbooks until the late 1800’s.