Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Bacon. Cheeseburger. Meatloaf. Yes, that’s what you just read. This cheesy, over-the-top meatloaf can be made right in your slow cooker and tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Line your slow cooker crock with aluminum foil then set aside. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic, eggs, cracker crumbs, barbeque sauce, milk, Worchestire sauce and salt and pepper. Once the ingredients are well mixed, shaped the meat into a 1-inch thick rectangle. Here’s where it gets good. Slice a block of cheese in half and place one half in the center of the meatloaf (we used Velveeta because it melts evenly). Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top of the cheese then use your hands to form the meatloaf around the cheese, sealing it inside.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Place the meatloaf in the slow cooker crock and spread the remaining barbecue sauce on top. Cook on HIGH for 2 ½ to 3 hours or on LOW for 4 to 5 hours. If you are using a slow cooker with a probe, cook until the meat reaches 160 degrees.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Once the meat is cooked through, remove it from the slow cooker and place on a baking pan. Top the meatloaf with slices of bacon (yes, more bacon) and bake in the oven until it’s  crispy. Top your bacon-wrapped meatloaf with french fried onions and bake for another 5 minutes.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

With melted cheese inside, slice into this meatloaf and you’ll get cheese, bacon and barbeque sauce in every bite. Whether you are making it for your family or serving it to friends while hosting a March Madness party – this Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf will definitely feed a crowd. If you have leftovers, try a slice between Texas toast with more barbecue sauce for a workweek sandwich you won’t find at your local deli.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
Serves 6
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  1. 2 pounds ground beef (90% lean)
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1/2 cup crushed buttery crackers
  6. 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  7. 1/4 cup milk
  8. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  11. 1 package (16 ounces) Velveeta® cheese
  12. 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  13. 6 slices cooked bacon
  14. 1 cup French fried onions, crushed
  1. Line the slow cooker crock with heavy duty aluminum foil; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic, eggs, cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  3. On a large cutting board, shape the meat mixture into a rectangle about 1-inch thick. Slice the cheese in half lengthwise and place one half in center of meatloaf mixture. Reserve remaining half of cheese for another use. Sprinkle cheese with crumbled bacon. Form meatloaf mixture around cheese to seal cheese inside.
  4. Spread remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce over top of meatloaf.
  5. Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or LOW for 4 to 5 hours. If using a slow cooker with a probe, cook until meatloaf reaches 160°F.
  6. Heat oven to 450°F. Pour off any juices that have accumulated in crock. Using aluminum foil, remove meatloaf mixture from crock and place in baking pan. Top meatloaf with slices of bacon. Bake in oven for 5 minutes. Add French fried onions and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before slicing to serve.
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    Rebecca Wasserman

    I am not a fan of BarBQue sauce but that being said this looks similar to my burger recipe sans eggs milk and crackers . I’m going to do this but my sub for BBQ sauce will be Bone Sucking Sauce. If you’ve never heard of it do yourself a favor and look it up. It’s a game changer.

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    If I want to bake this, how long do I bake it for?

    • Matt Harrington

      Hi Jessie. Our test kitchen recommends 350˚F for 1 1/4 to 1/1/2 hours. You’ll need to check the temperature at the center of the meatloaf to make sure it has been cooked through. Temperature should be 160˚F.

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    This looks great, but is this really something we can eat on Keto since it has Velveeta and BBQ sauce?

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      Angie Curtiss

      You can make this keto by swapping out some of the ingredients,
      Swap out the crackers and French fried onions for crushed up pork rinds.(use you food processor or a rolling pin and a zip lock bag)
      Find or make keto friendly bar bq sauce,there are a ton of keto friendly recipes on pinterest and many other places online.
      Swap out the Velveeta for real cheddar cheese .
      I make this recipe often and change out different keto friendly sauces for the bar bq sauce.
      You can be creative and use your imagination.

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    Made this tonight, but baked it in the oven! It was a great hit! Everyone loved it!

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    A la fecha de vendimiento del préstamo rápido, eel cliente puede optar
    por hacer el pago total ampliar el tiempo de devolución la
    cuota a pagar.

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