Bacon Wrapped Individual Meatloaves

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It’s National Bacon day! A form of bacon dates back to 4900 BC. The Chinese made a salted preserved pork belly. The idea made it’s way west and variations can be found in both Greek and Roman menus. The name of this wildly delicious food, found in a variety of languages, literally means the backside of the pig. In the 16th century it referred to anything that was pork and, around the 17th century, it became the word for what we know today – salted and smoked pork belly.

Here is a recipe that uses bacon to enhance individual meatloaves – but make plenty. These are really good!

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Here’s How to Wrap that Bacon:

Mix the beef, soup mix, bread crumbs, garlic powder, lemon pepper and egg together well.

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I use my hands and squish and squeeze to make sure the egg is fully incorporated in the mixture.

Form six large balls.

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Cut the cheddar into 1 inch cubes. Push the cheese into the meat and form the ball around, sealing any openings.

Wrap a slice of bacon around the ball,

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then drape a half slice over the top.

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Put each loaf into one cup in an extra large muffin tin. (I used silicone and it was perfect!).

Bake in a preheated 350° oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the beef is browned and the bacon looks crispy.

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

Serve over rice or potatoes.

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Bacon Wrapped Individual Meat Loaves

More like giant meatballs wrapped in bacon and served over rice or potatoes.

Course: Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, beef, cheddar, cheese
Servings: 6 meat loaves
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 6 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 9 slices bacon
Instructions
  1. Mix the beef, soup mix, bread crumbs, garlic powder, lemon pepper and egg together well. I use my hands and squish and squeeze to make sure the egg is fully incorporated in the mixture.

  2. Form six large balls.

  3. Cut the cheddar into 1 inch cubes. Push the cheese into the meat and form the ball around, sealing any openings.

  4. Wrap a slice of bacon around the ball, then drape a half slice over the top. Put each loaf into one cup in an extra large muffin tin. (I used silicone and it was perfect!).

  5. Bake in a preheated 350° oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the beef is browned and the bacon looks crispy.

  6. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

  7. Serve over rice or potatoes.

Recipe Notes

Variation - use pepper jack cheese and a couple slices of jalapeño on the inside.

© Copyright 2020 The Lazy Gastronome

bacon

Variation – use pepper jack cheese and a couple slices of jalapeño on the inside.

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2 Responses to Bacon Wrapped Individual Meatloaves

  1. Irene says:

    What a yummy and fun recipe, Helen!

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