Simple Meat-Lover’s Meatloaf Recipes

Your family will enjoy this juicy and tender meatloaf recipe. The chili and Worcestershire sauces add a dimension of flavor the ground beef, while the cheese melts inside the loaf for an extra-tasty surprise. The bacon acts as an extra touch of salty goodness to the whole of the dinner. Meatloaf is another one of those school favorites (makes me wonder if schools have an excess of ground beef…?) from everyone’s childhood. This tasty replica remains pretty faithful to our schoolyard classic, with the exception of a few ingredients here and there. With schools becoming so health conscious, it’s becoming less common to see dishes like this, so why not cook it at home and share it with your kids there?

simple ground beef meatloaf

simple ground beef meatloaf


Serves 8

  •  ½ cup Chilli Sauce
  • 2 lightly beaten Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar
  • 2/3 cup dry Breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 2 lb. lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Bacon Strips, halved


  •  Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sauces, eggs, onion, cheese, breadcrumbs and the salt and pepper. Crumble the ground beef over the mixture and mix everything together.
  • In an ungreased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking dish, shape the meat mixture into a loaf and top with the bacon.
  • Bake uncovered for 70 to 80 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink in the center.
  • Remove from the oven, drain the extra juices and let the meatloaf stand for 10 minutes before digging in.


A meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf should read 160 F for a perfectly cooked dinner.

Use your favorite barbecue sauce on the side for dipping the loaf.

This meatloaf would be perfectly paired with some mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans for a full Sunday night meal.

Try adding chopped bacon inside the meatloaf to add extra flavor with the cheese.

see also easy dirty rice

Easy Recipes with ground turkey

Ground Beef Recipe for kids