Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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You are going to want to try this delicious, mouthwatering, Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe! It is incredibly simple for those nights when we’re craving some classic good ‘ol American comfort food!  Combining the flavors of a cheeseburger and Mom’s meatloaf was a huge win – everybody loved it!

bacon cheeseburger meatloaf on plate with salad and mustard

Is it just me, or is there just something magical about a cheeseburger with melted cheddar, tangy crisp pickles, bacon, and tender meat? In my house, we go ALL OUT for our cheeseburgers, there is always be a place for those classic American flavors. 

Savory ground beef is cooked to perfection and flavored with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and mustard–a trio of flavors that gives this meatloaf all of its tantalizing and rich flavors. 

Bacon cheeseburger meatloaf is a great recipe to keep around in your back pocket whenever you’re wanting to switch things up and impress the family or yourself. This meatloaf is a great spin on other yummy meatloaf recipes such as this one and my mom’s famous pork sausage meatloaf. 

bacon cheeseburger meatloaf with fried onions and fresh pickles

Must Make Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe

I have hung onto this recipe in my “I want to make” file since 2012! My friend, Gerry shared it with me way back then, and ever since, I have planned to make it. Well, it finally happened, and I am so happy that it did. 

Gerry had printed this recipe off from The Food Network, the original recipe is from Paula Deen. She told me how she went about making it and said she knew our family would love it! She wasn’t wrong. Of course, I had to put a little spin on things, to make it my own.

slices of cheeseburger meatloaf on wood

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy: For this recipe, all you have to do is mix some ingredients in a bowl and transfer them to a pan! Easy enough, right? I love this recipe because it is perfect for whenever I’m wanting to keep things simple in the kitchen. I think you’ll love it, too! 
  • Mouthwatering: Juicy bacon is mixed with mild cheddar cheese and creates meatloaf that is irresistibly tender, full of satisfaction, and filled with cheesy cheeseburger flavors.
  • Family-Friendly: Adults and kids alike will love this recipe. Plus, I usually always have these ingredients on hand!

ground beef in bowl and other photo filled with ketchup, bacon, eggs, mayo, mustard, breadcrumbs, worcestershire sauce

Ingredients in BaconCheeseburger Meatloaf

Ketchup: What is meatloaf without ketchup? You’ll need this sweet condiment to give the meatloaf all of its delicious flavors.
Mustard: Yellow mustard works best for this recipe! A secret ingredient that really makes this meatloaf shine. 
Ground Beef: I like to use lean ground beef. Don’t like ground beef? Then, try ground turkey.
Bacon: Make sure the bacon is cooked and crumbled! The crispier the better. 
Cheese: Ahh, cheese. I used mild cheddar cheese, but you can use any kind like American, pepper jack, or Colby Jack.
Eggs: The eggs help bind the meatloaf together and give this meatloaf extra moisture. 
Mayonnaise: Make your own mayonnaise or use your favorite storebought kind. 
Worcestershire Sauce: Another key ingredient of the meatloaf, Worcestershire sauce allows it to be rich and so good. 
Breadcrumbs: Use seasoned breadcrumbs to give this meatloaf a little extra kick. 
Seasoning: You will need the classic salt and pepper for this meatloaf. 
Fried Onions: I like to use my homemade fried onions to top on this meatloaf because they are so easy to make and definitely worth the extra work. The onions give the meatloaf a delicious crunch!  
Pickles – in my world, a cheeseburger isn’t complete until it’s topped with a nice helping of dill pickles, so this cheeseburger meatloaf needed that same TLC!


close up of onion strings
Homemade Fried Onion Strings


bacon cheeseburger meatloaf topped with fresh pickles and fried onions

How to Make Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Step One 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, mix the ketchup and mustard in a bowl. whisking ketchup and mustard in bowl with whisk

Step Two

In a large bowl, combine ground beef with bacon, cheese, eggs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. 

grated cheese, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, meat, bacon, mayo, eggs, mustard in bowl

Step Three

Mix in half of the ketchup and mustard mixture into the meat mixture. Form in a loaf and place into a 9″ X 5″ loaf pan. 

Spread the remaining ketchup and mustard mixture over the top of the meatloaf. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes. 

mixing meatloaf in bowl and transferring to baking dish and topping with ketchup and mustard sauce

Step Four

Finally, sprinkle with fried onions and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes or until the beef is no longer pink on the inside. 

(ground beef is done when the internal temperature of the meat reached 160 degrees with a meat thermometer.) 

top view of meatloaf in pan with fried onions on top

Remove from pan.


bacon cheeseburger meatloaf topped with fried onions and pickles

Top with pickles, slice and enjoy!


graphic for meatloaf made with bacon and cheese

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Save this amazingly cheesy bacon cheeseburger meatloaf for the next time you are in the mood for a comforting and easy dinner recipe. You’ll love it! 

Front view of fries on plate with ketchup

What to Serve with This Recipe

We love to serve this recipe with all kinds of things, but especially my homemade double-fried French fries. Mmm! 

Some more things you can serve this recipe with:


Close up of Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Bacon cheeseburger meatloaf is tender, cheesy, and so delicious! A twist on the classic American Bacon Cheeseburger the family will love!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Beef
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, bacon cheeseburger meatloaf, cheese, fried onions, ground beef, meatloaf recipe, paula deen
Servings: 1 meatloaf
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel



  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 10 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 8 ounces mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 eggs beaten slightly
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon of each salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ½ cup French fried onions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix ketchup and mustard together in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef with bacon, cheese, eggs, mayo, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs and salt & pepper.
  • Mix in half of the ketchup/mustard mixture into the meat mixture. Form into a loaf and place in a 9”x5” loaf pan.
  • Spread remaining ketchup/mustard mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake uncovered 40 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with onions and continue baking for another 10 -15 minutes. Or until meat is no longer pink in the center. (beef is done when internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F) 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 846mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

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  1. Everything is better with bacon, including meatloaf! My whole family loved this cheeseburger meatloaf and my son already asked me to make it again soon!

  2. Oh my goodness! This was so deeply delicious. I love love the additions of bacon, cheese, and French fried onions. So darn good.

  3. Loved the bacon and cheese in this meatloaf. It was so good! This will be my go to meatloaf recipe from now on! Thanks.

  4. Meatloaf is my favorite comfort food and I didn’t think it could get any better until I saw this! Wow! Talk about over the top yumminess!

  5. Oooh, made this for dinner last night and the family devoured it! Loved the textures, crunchies and flavor!

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