September 18th is a great day...because it's National Cheeseburger Day!
Cheeseburgers are a fantastic and easy meal to make, with so many ways to customize it to each family member’s preferences. We’re changing things up a bit for Cheeseburger Day with a recipe for a cheeseburger meatloaf. While it may not exactly be a cheeseburger, it’s got all the wonderful flavor of one. We got this recipe online and it’s been tested (and approved!) by a staff member who makes it at home all the time. Check out the ingredients and directions below and give it a try yourself!
- 1 lb. ground chuck
- 10 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
- 1 (8 oz) package grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 large lightly beaten eggs
- 1/4 cup toasted breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1 (3 oz) can French Fried Onions
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground check and following 8 ingredients, mixing well.
- In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Stir 1/4 cup ketchup into meat mixture, reserving the remaining ketchup mixture for later.
- Press meat mixture into a 9x5x3 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 and bake 10 to 15 minutes more, or until meat is no longer pink. Tip: If you’re not into all the extra oil that comes out of the hamburger, tear a few slices of bread in half and line it around the loaf. It’ll soak up all the grease while it’s cooking and you can toss it out before serving.