Bacon Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves

Bacon Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves Recipe

July 10, 2020

Are you a fan of burgers and meatloaf? You have both of them with this dish. This Bacon Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves Recipe brings together burgers and meatloaf. Sometimes a burger and meatloaf are too much so this Bacon Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves Recipe fits the bill with the portion-control. They have cheese, bacon, meat, but no bun!

You can make them with any kind of minced/ground meat – beef, turkey, pork, lamb, or a vegetarian mixture.

They are great hot, served with vegetables or salad, but equally good cold in a lunchbox – so don’t be afraid to make more than your immediate needs demand. I pop one in my bariatric bento box and zap in the microwave for 30 seconds to reheat if you prefer them warmed up. Hot or cold, they are delicious!

Bacon Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves Recipe

Recipe byCarol Bowen Ball
Makes: 12


  • Low-fat cooking spray or mist
  • 6 rashers/slices bacon medallions or bacon trimmed of fat, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 1 pound of extra lean minced/ground beef (or other chosen meat – see intro)
  • ½ cup Italian style panko crispy breadcrumbs (or toasted breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbs low-sugar and reduced-salt tomato ketchup or tomato passata
  • 3 slices reduced-fat Cheddar or other hard cheese, cut into quarters


  1. Heat the oven to 230 C/450 F/gas 8. Spritz 12 regular-sized muffin cups or cake/bun tin with low-fat cooking spray or mist.
  2. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the crumbled bacon for the topping and place the remainder in a bowl with the meat, breadcrumbs, milk, egg and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well then divide and shape into balls and divide between the muffin cups, pressing evenly into the tin.
  3. Bake in the oven for 13-16 minutes until cooked (if using a meat thermometer this should register 160 C).
  4. Remove from the oven, brush with ketchup or passata. Top each meatloaf with a quartered slice of cheese. Return to the oven and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until the cheese just melts.
  5. Top with the reserved bacon to serve.

Nutritional Info

Calories 93; Carbohydrates 2.3 grams; Fat 3.5 grams; Protein 13.2 grams

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Carol Bowen Ball BSc (Hons) had weight-loss surgery about 6 years ago and as a consequence wrote the UK’s Ist and 2nd bariatric cookery books (‘Return to Slender’ and ‘Return to Slender…Second Helpings) and developed The Bariatric Portion Plate. She also now advises those considering, or who have had, surgery on her bariatric cookery website See more recipes by Carol Bowen Ball!
Recipe Disclaimer: If you have specific dietary restrictions, allergies or a nutrition plan that you are following, make sure to read the ingredient list prior to consumption. All information on is intended for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please contact a medical professional with any questions and concerns.