BBQ Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Meatloaf

6 Servings
1 hr 30 min

This easy bacon wrapped stuffed meatloaf is brushed with BBQ sauce and stuffed with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and mushrooms.

BBQ & bacon wrapped meatloaf stuffed with cheese, caramelized onions and mushrooms is a game changer in the old school meatloaf world.

Oh no my friend, this is not another boring, dry meatloaf recipe you may have been scarred with when you were a kid.

Not only is this meatloaf wrapped in bacon, but it’s cheese stuffed, glazed with BBQ, full of flavor and perfectly moist.

Now that’s my kind of meatloaf icon

You can even make the caramelized onions/mushroom mixture up to 2 days ahead making it that much easier!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Meatloaf
Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 30 min
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  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 lbs ground beef, 80/20 or 85/15
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce, plus more for brushing
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
  • 8-10 slices bacon
Melt butter over medium heat in large saute pan. Add sliced onions, mushrooms and salt. Stir to combine.
Once onions have softened, turn heat down to medium low and let onions and mushrooms caramelize, stirring occasionally until deep golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a cooling rack on top.
In a large bowl combine ground beef, diced onion, garlic, breadcrumb, olive oil, eggs, Worcestershire, Dijon, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper. Mix gently with your hands until fully incorporated, being careful not to over mix!
Take half of the meat mixture and form into a rectangle loaf shape on clean surface. Make a indent in the middle and fill with caramelized mushrooms, onions, and cheddar cheese. Take the remaining half of meat mixture and gently seal the edges while smoothing the loaf.
Carefully transfer the meatloaf onto the prepared cooling rack-lined backing sheet. Brush loaf generously with BBQ sauce. Wrap bacon slices around the loaf, slightly overlapping and tucking the overhang under the loaf to prevent shrinking. Brush loaf again with BBQ sauce.
Bake for 1 hr or until internal temperature of meat is 160 F. (If bacon isn't crispy, turn broiler setting on, and cook additional 2 minutes or until bacon is crispy.)
Remove and let cool 10 minutes before serving.
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  • Janet Bradley Janet Bradley on Feb 18, 2021

    Instead of Mushrooms could I stuff with baby spinach leaves? Truly not a fan of mushrooms. But want to try this recipe. Will it work? Would I have to cook spinach first for just put it in and it will cook in the allotted time?

    Thanks, Janet

    • Wine a Little Cook a Lot Wine a Little Cook a Lot on Feb 18, 2021

      Hi Janet, I think spinach would work well! I would cook it first before stuffing into the meatloaf. Good luck ☺️