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Bacon meatloaf recipe

Bacon Meatloaf Recipe

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There’s nothing ordinary about our savory bacon meatloaf recipe. It's packed with Mexican cheese blend, salsa and minced jalapeños!
Course dinner
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 230
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 12 oz thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend shredded
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a sheet of foil on a rack placed over a baking sheet. Poke holes in the foil and set the pan aside.
  • Mix all ingredients except bacon in a medium-sized mixing bowl just until uniformly combined. Place the mixture onto prepared pan and form the mixture into a loaf shape.
  • Place strips of bacon on top of the meat loaf diagonally running lengthwise. The strips should touch each other but not overlap. Now pull every other strip back halfway and place another strip of bacon running along the opposite diagonal. Return the pulled back strips to their original position and pull back the strips not pulled back the first time. Place another strip of bacon and return pulled back bacon to the first position. Continue until entire loaf is covered in a beautiful lattice.
  • Bake 85-95 minutes or until the center of the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from oven and rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


Serve this recipe with roasted veggies or fluffy mashed potatoes!


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g