Recipe: Bacon wrapped mini meatloaves

Recipe Bacon wrapped mini meatloaves - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

Meatloaf may not be the fanciest of dishes, but it’s perfect comfort food and a hearty, warming meal to serve up to the family at this time of the year.

I have been using the same meatloaf recipe for some time now – it’s something I learned from my mum but have made a few alterations to along the way.

On the weekend, I thought I’d try something slightly different and instead of making one large meatloaf I decided to make each family member their own mini meatloaf. I also wrapped each one in bacon for some extra flavour.

I think the bacon and individual portions adds a little bit of class if you’re planning to serve the meatloaf to guests at a dinner party but also has a cuteness factor for kids who like having their own little meatloaf on their plate.

Personally, I thought it was delicious and it was a big hit with my family – even the kids! – so I thought I would share the recipe with you today.

500g minced beef
500g minced pork
1/2 onion, diced
2 eggs
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
Approx 250g streaky bacon (10 slices)
2tbs barbecue sauce
2tbs hoisin sauce

(Makes 5 portions)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Spray a large baking tray or dish with oil.
  3. Using your hands, mix together the minced beef and pork in a large bowl.
  4. Add in the diced onion, eggs, breadcrumbs and worcestershire sauce.
  5. Season well with salt and pepper then mix together until well combined.
  6. Divide mixture into 5 equal portions and shape into mini meatloaves.
  7. In a separate small bowl, mix together the barbecue and hoisin sauce to use as a glaze.
  8. Lay out two strips of bacon and place one meatloaf on top.
  9. Coat the top meatloaf with some of the glaze, then roll it over to also coat the bottom.
  10. Roll the meatloaf to wrap the bacon strips around then place it onto the baking tray, with the ends of the bacon tucked underneath.
  11. Repeat with each of the meatloaves.
  12. Bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes.
  13. Serve with mash potatoes, gravy and vegetables.
  14. Enjoy!


7 thoughts on “Recipe: Bacon wrapped mini meatloaves

  1. You have read my teenage son’s mind. He asked for bacon-wrapped meatloaf just the other day, but I had to google it and didn’t find a recipe we all liked. This one fits the bill. Might even fill him up for a while x

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