BBQ Bacon Meatloaf

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Meatloaf with bacon, sweet hickory BBQ sauce and a surprise layer of cheese topped with crunchy fried onions

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  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (93% lean)
  • 3/4 cup Hunt's® Hickory & Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce, divided
  • 1 pkg (2.1 oz each) fully cooked bacon, chopped
  • 6 slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup French fried onions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix beef, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce and bacon in medium bowl.
  2. Place half of the beef mixture into an ungreased 8x8-inch baking dish, spreading to the sides of the dish. Top with cheese, overlapping as needed. Cover cheese with remaining beef mixture; press gently.
  3. Bake 35 minutes or until cooked through (160°F); drain excess drippings. Spoon remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce over meatloaf and sprinkle with onions; bake 5 minutes more.
Cook's Tips

Heat and serve a piece of leftover meatloaf on a toasted sesame seed bun for a delicous gourmet burger! For a different cheesy twist, try Cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese in place of the provolone.

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Cook wanabe April 13, 2014

I liked the dinner. I did add a little diced onions and red bell peppers and one egg. I also went a little less than 1/2 cup BBQ sauce at the end. But I thought it was a very nice change from plain meat loaf. The bacon did the trick.

yagermama February 07, 2014

I loved this rendition on meatloaf! I was looking for a spin on the traditional recipe, because I didn't have any eggs lol. This was AMAZING! I made some for my family the my friends next door and hands down everyone loved it!!!! The cheesy bbq bacon flavor was a hit!

Anonymous January 10, 2014

I thought this dish sounded great. However before making it I took the suggestions from the reviews into consideration. I added the green pepper and onion. To avoid the meat crumbling , I added to 2 eggs and 1 cup of oatmeal. My family loves meatloaf but wanted to add a healthier carb. Also I had 2 1/2 lbs of ground sirloin.

Tina Rose September 01, 2013

I was excited to try this, but found it had too much of some ingredients and not enough of others. For one thing, there were no bread crumbs or bread to hold it together so it was a bit crumbly. No eggs, either. My husband and I found it had so much BBQ sauce, that it overpowered the bacon and cheese. Next time I'll just at a hint. I'll try it again with bread crumbs, an egg, a little brown sugar, a hint of BBQ sauce, while keeping the onions on top, the bacon and the provolone cheese. Might as some ground pork in there too to give it more bulk. It was kind of flat.

smg May 27, 2013

I definetly added chopped onions & green peppers & added extra cheese.

McGee April 25, 2013

This is awesome! I found it about a year ago and my husband (who hates meatloaf) raves about it still. I am making it again tonight :D