Baked Beef Cheeseburger Meatloaf
|Ground round beef||1 1⁄2 Pound|
|Bread crumbs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cajun trinity||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Minced garlic||1 Tablespoon|
|Chopped dried parsley||2 Tablespoon|
|Italian seasoning||1 Teaspoon|
|Worcestershire sauce||1 Teaspoon|
|Tabasco sauce||1 Dash|
|Sea salt||To Taste|
|Shredded cheddar cheese||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Bacon slices||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Preheat oven on 350 degrees.
Cook the bacon strips. Remove to several paper towels to blot off excess oil.
In the bacon drippings, saute the Cajun Trinity until well cooked. If desired to hide from your children or those that don’t like the sight of onions, chop well in a food processor.
In a large mixing bowl, combine ground meat, seasonings, bread crumbs and eggs. Blend together well with your clean hands.
Using a baking sheet either 13 x 9 or a 15 x 10, place a sheet of wax paper over the pan.
Place the meatloaf mixture on the pan and begin to spread out evenly and flat like making a pizza dough or a jelly roll cake.
Sprinkle the crumbled bacon all over and spread out shredded cheddar cheese.
At this time, add other ingredients as desired like caramelized onions or sliced mushrooms.
From one end, begin to roll up sealing off the ends as you go. You may have to gradually remove the wax paper.
Place the loaf on a greased baking sheet with the seal side down. Make sure the ends are meshed together good so the cheese doesn’t unnecessarily ooze out.
Bake for 1 hour or until the Cheeseburger Meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees. It always a good idea to have a meat thermometer for cooking.
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