Badass Meatloaf

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Badass Meatloaf



  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 tbsp Bearded Badass Beef Rub
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 slices bacon
  • cooking spray




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Heat a saute pan to medium and add olive oil

  3. Add died onion (1 medium onion) and saute for 5 minutes

  4. After 5 minutes add your 4 cloves of minced garlic and continue to saute for 2 minutes, then remove the onion and garlic from heat and allow to cool for a bit.

  5. Add 3lbs of ground beef, 3tbsp of bearded badass beef rub, the cooked onion and garlic, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup beef broth, 1 large egg, and 1 cup of bread crumbs. Mix all together.

  6. Place half the meatloaf mixture into a 10 inch spring form cake pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. You can also use whatever you have on hand, just make sure to apply plenty of oil or spray to keep from sticking. Form the meatloaf mixture around the pan.

  7. Add the 4 cups of shredded cheese an then top with the remaining meatloaf mixture.

  8. Place the 16 slices of bacon over the meatloaf ensuring to slightly overlap the bacon.

  9. Squirt BBQ sauce over the bacon and place in the 350 degree preheated oven.

  10. Allow to cook for about 1 hour. Check the temp of the meatloaf and ensure it has reached a temp of 160

  11. Allow to cool and enjoy


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