Meatloaf, a boring meal even when prepared by a five-star chef. Today, you’ll add bacon and cheese to your meatloaf.
Don’t forget to take a bow as your family applauds your genius.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup yellow mustard
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb. bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Set aside 4 pieces of bacon. Dice remaining bacon into small pieces and fry until crispy. Drain and set aside.
In the large bowl, mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, mustard, salt, and pepper until well blended. Using your hands to mix is usually the most effective.
Place meat mixture between two pieces of plastic wrap. Roll meat out into rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
Discard top layer of plastic wrap. Sprinkle cheese and cooked bacon on the meat, careful to leave the edges plain.
Using the bottom layer of plastic wrap, roll meat into a log and discard remaining plastic wrap.
Place meat seam side down in a casserole dish. Drape raw bacon slices across the top.
Bake for 1.5 hours, making sure to reach proper temperatures for ground beef.
Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Superhero Tip: Add extra shredded cheese to the top, about 5 minutes before removing from the oven.
Second Superhero Tip: Use the leftovers for sandwiches on sourdough bread.
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