May 30, 2013

Barbecue Bacon Meatloaf

To me meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food so when I was craving a hearty meatloaf dinner the other night I set out to create a version that was traditional with a little something different. So this version has all my favorite ingredients- bacon, pork, cheddar cheese, sauteed onion and mushrooms, and of course spicy BBQ sauce! Does it seriously get any better than that?! Don't forget if you have leftovers this meatloaf makes a tasty meatloaf sandwich the next day!


4 servings
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 large yellow onion (Vadalia), diced
  • 4 oz mushrooms, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed or diced
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices uncooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat a saute pan over medium and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add diced onions and cook for about 5 minutes until softened. 
  3. Add garlic clove and mushrooms, along with more olive oil if needed. Saute for another 5-10 minutes until it's darkened and softened then add salt and cracked black pepper. 
  4. In a large bowl, mix together ground pork, chopped bacon, onion mixture, shredded cheese, beaten egg, panko, Worcestershire, and 1/4 cup BBQ sauce. 
  5. Form into a large loaf and place in a large greased baking dish.
  6. Spread the top with remaining 1/4 cup BBQ sauce.
  7. Bake for an hour then remove from the oven, slice and serve warm. 
Delicious with a side of garlic mashed potatoes. Also leftover meatloaf sandwiches for the next night's dinner are my idea of a perfect meal :)
    Saute sweet onions in olive oil then add garlic and chopped mushrooms.
    Cook the onions and mushrooms until softened and dark. 

      When you add softened onions and mushrooms to the meat mixture they not only add a delicious flavor and texture they also keep your meatloaf moist!
      We are a barbecue lovin' family! Our fridge is always stocked with at least three different BBQ sauces. Use your favorite for this recipe. I used the Jack Daniel's Spicy BBQ for a nice kick to go with the sweet onion and savory bacon.
      Mix together pork, bacon, cheese, onion mixture, and all the other toppings
       to create your meatloaf mixture.
      Form into a large loaf and place in a baking dish.
      Spread the remaining BBQ sauce on top of the meatloaf then bake for about an hour.
      Bubbly and delicious, right out of the oven!
      Slice and serve warm with mashed potatoes or I like creamed cauliflower. 
      The BBQ Sauce forms a flavorful crust while the inside is moist and savory! 
      Try this meatloaf today- you wont be sorry!

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    1 comment:

    1. Mmmmmm! Looks delish!!

      Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
      Have a nice day!


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