Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

How could you make meatloaf better? Wrap it in bacon and stuff it with cheese! Grillmaster William Whitfield shows you know he puts a twist on the classic American favorite. Enjoy for a family dinner or a gathering with friends!

Items Needed


  • 1 pound lean beef
  • 1 cup plain potato chips
  • 1 medum Walla Walla Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp BBQ sauce, divided
  • 1 tbsp BBQ rub (your favorite sweet rub)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 oz. mild cheddar cheese block
  • 4 oz. pepper jack cheese block
  • 1 lb. bacon, uncooked


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine beef, chips, 2 tbsp BBQ sauce, Worcestershire and BBQ rub. Set aside.
  3. In a small pan with a little bit of olive oil, sauté the chopped onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, crack egg and beat it slightly. Add egg to beef mixture before adding sauteed vegetables; do not overwork.
  5. Divide meatloaf mixture in half. With one half, add to a sheet pan and gently press the center in to create a rim around the outside of the meatloaf. Add cheese blocks into the center of the meatloaf.
  6. Form the remaining half of meatloaf into a size similar to the meatloaf in the pan. Set on top and press the sides together to seal in the cheese. You should finish with a loaf shape about 1½ to 2 inches tall.
  7. In a small bowl, combine 4 tbsp ketchup and 1 tbsp brown sugar. Mix well with a fork. Apply glaze evenly all over the top of the meatloaf.
  8. Arrange bacon slices over the top of the meatloaf. Start by wrapping a piece of bacon across the front side and a second piece of bacon across the back side. Arrange remaining bacon over the top. Tuck the ends of the bacon under the meatloaf.
  9. Place meatloaf in the oven and bake until bacon is crispy, about 1 hour.
  10. Remove from oven. Allow to rest uncovered for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!