Better with Bacon – Cheesy Beef & Bacon Burger Meatloaf

From the “what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger” file comes this recipes for your enjoyment…

It’s Cheesy Beef & Bacon Burger Meatloaf.

Let me say that again…


Your mouth is saying “Yum!”, your eyes are saying “Oh, good lord!” and your stomach is saying “Good luck!”

Recipe after the jump.

Cheesy Beef & Bacon Burger Meatloaf


1 lb. bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled and divided
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef sirloin
1 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 c. dry bread crumbs
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 c. catsup
1/4 t. hot pepper sauce
3 T. Dijon mustard


Set aside 1/2 cup bacon for topping. Combine remaining bacon, ground beef, cheese, eggs, crumbs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl; set aside.
Mix together catsup, hot sauce and mustard; set aside 3 tablespoons of mixture. Add remaining catsup misture to beef mixture; blend well.
Press into an ungreased 9″x5″ loaf pan; spread reserved catsup mixture over top and sprinkle with reserved bacon.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until done. Remove from oven; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Serves 6 to 8.

Photo and content idea via Full Bellies, Happy Kids.  Recipe from the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook

Originally posted 2010-08-09 11:58:29.

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Originally posted 2013-09-26 17:32:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


1 Haas avocado, pitted and diced
1 cup Mexican sour cream
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
12 slices bacon, diced
2 ounces achiote paste
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 pounds ground chuck
1 teaspoon Mexican chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
1/2 pound asadero cheese (or other Mexican cheese)
6 hamburger buns, split

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.
To make Avocado Sour Cream, place the avocado in a small mixing bowl and mash with the back of a fork until relatively smooth. Add sour cream, lime juice, garlic, and oregano; mix until well combined. Refrigerate until serving. Place a large fireproof non-stick skillet on the grill. Add bacon and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. To make the patties, in a large bowl add achiote paste and orange juice; stir until well combined. Add beef, chili powder, allspice, salt, and pepper. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form the portions into patties to fit the buns. Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook, turning once, just until done, about 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. During the last few minutes of cooking, top the burgers with equal amounts of Asadero cheese and place the buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly.To assemble the burgers, place a generous amount of avocado sour cream on the cut sides of buns. On each bun bottom, place a patty topped with cheese and equal amounts of bacon. Add the bun tops and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Sutter Home Winery, Inc., St. Helena, CA 94574

Originally posted 2013-09-15 01:30:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Saturday Morning Video Funhouse…

This video was titled “Sign of the Apocalypse”.  I call it a sign of deliciousness…

Click here to view the embedded video.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Originally posted 2009-10-10 08:30:06.

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Originally posted 2013-07-24 09:05:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bacon Pic of the Day…Part 1

Oh my lord…seriously, I like meat, but really?  REALLY?!?

Behold the Meat Baby!


via, original post at

Originally posted 2009-09-21 11:09:22.

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Um…Yuck…but Still Kinda Cool…

I have been pretty good lately avoiding the burger chains around work (we have Wendy’s, McDonald’s and BK surrounding my office).  After watching this, looks like I’ll be having a salad for lunch…

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I mean really???  REALLY???

Things like this fascinate me.  First, there is just the whole disgusting grease thing.  It is pretty gross.  Second though is the fact that this guys was sitting around (probably drinkin’) and had the idea to not only see how much grease was in the burgers, but then to paint with them, but not just paint but do it on a giant canvas and recreate the “Mona Lisa”. 

Better Half and I have a phrase for when we see something like this (or really bad advertising) and that’s “Fly on the Wall”.  Oh to be a fly on the wall and hear the conversations that went into developing this idea and then taking it to conclusion.  So in future posts, when you see “Fly on the Wall” you’ll know what I mean…

Make it a great day!

Originally posted 2009-04-16 09:03:29.

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3002. BEEF, BARBECUE PULLED PORK and BACON BURGERS (a.k.a. Filthy Burgers)

yields between 6 and 8 burgers, depending on size?

1/2 pound of bacon, cooked until crisp through, drained and crumbled2 cups fully cooked barbecue pulled pork roughly chopped with a knife1 1/2 pounds ground chuckkosher salt
For serving:toasted burger bunstender lettuce (like mixed spring greens or butter lettuce)slices of pepperjack or Monterey jack cheesebarbecue sauce
Mix together the ground chuck, pulled pork, and bacon until everything is evenly distributed.?

For the most uniform burgers, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add 5 ounces of the meat mixture to a ring mold and gently press it into the edges of the mold forming a uniformly thick burger patty. Gently pull the ring mold straight up and tap down any edges that come up with it. Replace the ring mold on the parchment next to the burger and form another until all the meat mixture has been pressed into patties.
Place the tray with the burgers in the refrigerator while you preheat the grill to MEDIUM HIGH heat. After cleaning the hot grill, gently place the burgers over direct heat and sprinkle with kosher salt. Keep a spray bottle of water handy for flare-ups. Do not move the burgers once you’ve placed them on the grill until the brown (cooked) area goes at least halfway up the burger and you can easily slide your spatula under them, about 4 minutes. If there are flames flaring up because of fat from the burger, give them a little spritz with water. That should help long enough to cook the burger to the point where it will turn more easily. Flip the burgers carefully and continue grilling over MEDIUM HIGH heat until there are grill marks on the underside of the burger. Transfer the burgers over to one side of the grill and shut off the burners immediately under the burgers, turning the remaining burners onto MEDIUM LOW heat. This means your burgers will finish over indirect heat. When the interior temperature of the beef is 5°F below the point you like it (RARE: 125-130°F. MEDIUM: 140-150. WELL: 160-212°F.), lay the slices of pepperjack cheese on the burgers and use a spatula to immediately transfer them to a sided tray. Let them rest, lightly tented with foil, until the cheese is melted. Serve on top of tender greens on a toasted bun with as much barbecue sauce as you fancy!

bacon recipe courtesy of: Rebecca Lindamood, Foodie with Family, May 31, 2013

Better with Bacon – Take Your Pick…

This week’s “Better with Bacon” installment is brought to you by Brent (SHOUT OUT) who sent me this link to that featured not one, not two, but 10 simple and delicious bacon recipes.

Lobster Salad BLT - photo via

Lobster Salad BLT – photo via

It’s their “10 Top Bacon Recipes” featuring:

Bacon & Egg Hash
Crunchy Cinnamon French Toast
Glazed Bacon-and-Cheese Burgers
The Clubhouse Sandwich
Triple -Decker Chicken Sandwich
Lobster Salad BLT
Louisville Hot Brown
Chicken Pizzettes Trio
Potato Soup
Green Beans with Smoked Bacon and Onion


Originally posted 2009-07-21 11:33:43.

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