Meat loaf with a cheesy center, a bacon weave on top, and a sweet pineapple glaze.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
1 meat loaf


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Pineapple glaze:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Chop 4 bacon strips; set remaining 4 bacon strips aside.

  • Cook chopped bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until bacon is browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Set chopped bacon aside.

  • Lightly mix ground beef, bread crumbs, beaten egg, garlic, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Spread meat mixture out on a piece of waxed paper, forming a rectangle about 10 inches square. Spread Cheddar cheese and cooked chopped bacon over the meat, leaving a 1/2-inch edge all around. Carefully lift an edge and roll the meat around the filling. Place into a loaf pan with the seam side down.

  • Bake meat loaf in the preheated oven until hot and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes. Mix ketchup, brown sugar, pineapple, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Remove meat loaf from oven and place remaining 4 bacon strips onto meat loaf, weaving them together. Spread pineapple mixture over woven bacon and top of loaf.

  • Return meat loaf to oven and bake until bacon topping is crisp and pineapple mixture has baked into a glaze, about 20 more minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meat loaf should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 17.9g; carbohydrates 13.8g; fat 16g; cholesterol 82.5mg; sodium 782.8mg. Full Nutrition

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It turned out wonderful. My family said this one is a keeper Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I prepare exactly as directed. My wife (who doesn’t usually like meat loaf) said it was the best she has ever eaten. Next time I will lay the bacon on top since I do not know how to weave. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
Most excellent flavor! I will try it again. This was the first time I tried this recipe; a lot of the cheese oozed out of the meatloaf, (I need to learn how to “roll up” the burger better) and the bacon on top didn’t cook through. I put it under the broiler for a few more minutes and that did help cook the bacon. Clever idea on “weaving” the bacon! Thank you for sharing an awesome recipe! Read More