Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf takes your basic meatloaf recipe and kicks it up a notch! Adding bacon, potato chips and even pickles takes this meatloaf from plain and ordinary to exceptional!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe

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Any meatloaf needs to have a binding ingredient. So often we choose something like rolled oats, bread crumbs, bran or even shredded potato. This recipe is different because in addition to bread crumbs you add potato chips! Choose whatever flavour potato chip you like or have in your pantry. I like to use a spicy chip like BBQ or Jalapeno Cheddar but if you may prefer something more mild, so you can always use original.

Adding bacon to anything is always a good idea in my mind! How can you go wrong topping this meatloaf with bacon? All the flavour cooks through the beef and cheese creating a mouth watering combination that you will not be able to resist! Another great bacon recipe is my BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites! If you are a bacon lover like me, you just have to give those a try!   

Cheeseburger meatloaf on a sheet pan with bacon on top

The one ingredient here that is truly unique to most meatloaves is pickles! Infusing pickles and pickle juice adds a flavorful punch to this Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf. This special ingredient, along with the addition of mustard, ketchup, onion and velveeta cheese are the reasons this dish truly tastes like an actual Bacon Cheeseburger!  

As with most recipes, you can modify it to your own personal tastes. If you are not too fond of onions, just leave them out. It can be just like ordering a cheeseburger at a restaurant, you can have it any way you like!

Traditionally meatloaf is baked in the oven, but I often like to use my BBQ.  This is especially handy in the summer when you may not want to add additional heat to your home when it is super hot outside! Use a foil lined baking pan or an actual foil pan (these are very reasonably priced at your local store) and now clean up is both quick and easy too!  

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4 from 4 votes
Servings: 4
Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Author: Holly
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf takes your basic meatloaf recipe and kicks it up a notch! 

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips crumbs I used bbq
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 cup mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 tbs dill pickles finely chopped (or relish)
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 2 tbsp dill pickle juice THE SECRET INGREDIENT!
  • 4-6 slices bacon uncooked
  • 8 oz velveeta sliced
  • 4 tbs ketchup
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except bacon and cheese. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

  2. Form half of the meat mixture into a 9"x5" rectangle.  

  3. Cut Velveeta into slices and place on top of meat mixture. Top with remaining meat mixture ensuring cheese is fully sealed. (A little bit may still leak out during baking).

  4. Lay slices of bacon on top of the meat mixture (it will cook while the meatloaf does)

  5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes, or until cooked through. 15 minutes before removing from the oven, brush top with ketchup mixture. 

  6. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 772, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 219mg, Sodium: 2030mg, Potassium: 1554mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 67g, Vitamin A: 805%, Vitamin C: 6%, Calcium: 395%, Iron: 7.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

This cheese stuffed Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf is the perfect recipe to have on hand on a busy weeknight and it is impressive enough to serve for guests! Easy to prepare and so unique and flavorful, it will become your family’s favorite!

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8 comments on “Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe”

  1. 4 stars
    I used oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs and added peppers in place of pickles. Yummy

  2. THIS is ONLY 4 servings!?!?!? THAT’S 2 POUNDS OF BEEF!!! So each slice would be 1/2 a pound!?!? That’s a little unrealistic, don’t ya think???

  3. Any chance of getting a print friendly version of this? Thanks for sharing.

  4. This sounds wonderful, but what about all the grease from the ground beef (and the bacon)…isn’t the meat swimming in it in the square pan?

  5. My son tried this recipe and raves that it is the best meatloaf he ever made!!!

  6. Must try, wonder if it works with sargento cheese cuz I hate velveeta…….

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