Friday, March 23, 2012

Recipe Swap & Share

For the past few days, I've been participating in an online study that has really made me think about the way I welcome people into my home. It's not to late to join in if you'd like... it will be easy to catch up.

Today, I'm participating in a linky party where we share a favorite recipe we like to make when company's coming. 
so here goes
A few years ago, I watched Paula Deen make a meatloaf that seemed out of this world yummy, and I couldn't wait to give it a try.  I've made it numerous times since and it's now a favorite I share with friends and family when they come to visit.  
It's delicious y'all!  

I'll give credit where credit is due ":o)  Thank you Food Network!

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Prep Time:
15 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time:
55 min
1 (9 by 5-inch) loaf


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, toasted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 (3-ounce) can French fried onions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck and next 8 ingredients, mixing well.
In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Stir 1/4 cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture.
Press meat mixture into a 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan, or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf. Bake 40 minutes. Top with French fried onions; bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.



  1. This recipe sounds just like Paula, bacon & mayonnaise...the staples of her collection. Sounds yummy and watching the video made my stomach growl!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm not a huge meatloaf fan, so I never make it for my poor husband. BUT, this meatloaf I just may like.

    Did you happen to catch Paula the other day when she had a Saturday Night Live guest? She was dressed like Paula and had her voice and mannerisms sounded and looked so much like Paula it was hysterical!

  3. Hi Geneva - I haven't made meatloaf in years. But after seeing this recipe, I just might have to give it a try. Thanks for swapping.

  4. Happy Dance....Happy Dance....Geneva, thanks for stopping by my blog! And you are my 100th follower!! You now have a permanent soft spot in my heart! :)
    I've been making Paula's regular meatloaf for a couple of years now, so I HAVE to try this one!

    We are looking at possibly buying more acreage and less amenities one day...that's how I found your blog. I have really enjoyed it!!!

    Linda in GA


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