The other day, I had these huge cravings for something cheesy and with bacon, but I didn’t want to just have a cheeseburger, so I decided to make this wonderful cheesy meatloaf!! My mom brought me my bundt mold from Canada when she came to visit me last year so I thought I’d make the meatloaf in it for the fun of it.
You can honestly use any type of cheese you want for this recipe as any melted cheese tastes like heaven. I decided to keep it really simple and just brush some ketchup on it, but I’m sure some BBQ sauce or any type of other homemade sauces would taste amazing!
I had a piece with a small salad for lunch every day this week and it was amazing!! It also makes the whole office smell really nice haha.
Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf
- 440 g bacon or fresh pork belly
- 2 tbsp low sugar ketchup
- 130 g mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F.
Mince the onion and garlic. Slice the mozzarella brick into small rectangles (this will be stuffed inside the meatloaf)
In a large bowl, mix the meatloaf ingredients together and knead for 1-2 minutes with your hands.
Line the Bundt pan with the bacon running it vertically up the sides of the ring and making sure that each opening is covered with bacon-y goodness.
Add half of the hamburger mixture to the pan over the bacon slices.
Place the cheese rectangles all around the ring over the hamburger.
Cover with the other half of the hamburger and make sure all of the cheese if fully covered.
Tightly wrap the hanging bacon slices over the meatloaf.
Brush a tablespoon of ketchup over the bacon and place it in the oven to bake for 50-60 minutes.
Take out of the oven, place a plate over the bundt mold and flip upside down. Watch out for the piping hot liquid. I personally flipped mine over a baking pan so that the liquid couldn't fall out.
Brush another tbsp of ketchup over the bacon and place it back into the oven on the high rack for 2 minutes, just to let the ketchup sink in the bacon.
Take out of the oven and cut into 8 pieces. The oozing cheese will be sooo yummy. Feel free to eat it as is, or top with more ketchup or some tomato sauce 🙂