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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Easy Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is moist and juicy on the inside, and crunchy on the outside. Easy to make, full of cheese and flavor, it is also budget friendly. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 415kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 lb bacon room temperature
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

Meatloaf Glaze:

  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set it aside.

Make Meatloaf:

  • Combine ground beef, milk, egg, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, dried parsley, thyme, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mix well with your hands.
  • Add the cheddar cheese and again mix well.
  • Shape the beef mixture into a loaf shape and set it aside.

Make a Bacon Weave:

  • Lay half of the bacon strips, one next to each other, vertically across the prepared rimmed baking sheet.
  • Lift up and fold back the ends of every other bacon strip on one side of the baking sheet. Place a bacon slice perpendicular to the horizontal rows of bacon, on top of the bacon strips that were not folded back. Straighten out the folded bacon strips to cover the strip that has just been placed.
  • Lift up and fold back the ends of the horizontal bacon strips that are under the vertical bacon strip to the side of the baking sheet. Place a bacon slice right next to the first vertical bacon strip, directly on top of the bacon strips that you did not fold back. Repeat the process of alternating the vertical and horizontal bacon strips until you reach the other end of the horizontal bacon strips.

Wrap in Bacon:

  • Check and make sure that the loaf-shaped meat is the same length as the bacon weave. If needed reshape it.
  • Place the loaf-shaped meat in the center of the weave. Wrap in bacon, and flip on the other side, meaning that the bacon ends should be tucked under the meat.

Meatloaf Glaze:

  • Combine all the glaze ingredients in a bowl until smooth and set aside.


  • Transfer the dish into the oven and bake for about 70-90 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the inside temperature is 160F degrees. Mid-baking covers the meatloaf in the prepared glaze. Brush it all over the surface.
  • Once the meatloaf is done, let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Serve with your favorite side dish.



Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 3.2mg