Ooooookay, so, if you're on any kinda of diet, or maybe thinking of going on a diet, or if you're really into health food, then I suggest you just leave now and I'll see you tomorrow! I have no idea what the calorie count of this meatloaf is, but I really don't care cause it was gooooood! I'm not a huge meatloaf eater, but when I do make it, it's always the Brown Sugar Meatloaf, which is very sweet (that's still my favorite). However this meatloaf is great in it's own way. It certainly taste like a cheeseburger! Heath loved it...in fact, he likes this better than the Brown Sugar loaf! And Jesse? Well, for the first time perhaps EVER, he ate all the meatloaf and NONE of the green beans. This is a boy who will go through phases where he'll only eat veggies for dinner, and nothing else. My boy loves his greens, so for him not to touch them cause he filled up on meatloaf is considered a huge success in my book! Anyway, I believe most kiddos will like this, and most Dads as well. As for you Mom's...well, just close your eyes and try to forget about the fat/calories. You can always do a couple extra sit-ups the next day :)~
'Cheesy Beef & Bacon Burger Meatloaf'
Source: Full Bellies, Happy Kids
1 lb. bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled and divided (I buy pre-chopped bacon)
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef sirloin
1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
Heat oven to 350. Set aside 1/2 cup bacon for topping. Combine remaining bacon, ground beef, cheese, eggs, crumbs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl; set aside.
Mix together ketchup, hot sauce and mustard; set aside 3 tablespoons of mixture. Add remaining ketchup mixture to beef mixture; blend well. Press into an greased 9x5 loaf pan; spread reserved ketchup mixture over top and sprinkle with reserved bacon.
Bake uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes or until done. Remove from oven; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Serves 6 to 8.
Here's another picture for you...yes, this was definitely tasty!