Double Bacon Cheddar Meat Loaf…what could be better than this meaty, cheesy meat loaf? The center of the meat loaf  has precooked round Canadian bacon and thick pieces of Cheddar cheese, that melt and it looks beautiful when the meat loaf is cut.  It is such a tasty meal with some cauli-mash on the side and my tasty Amish Broccoli Salad recipe.  No filler needed for the meat loaf to hold together.  It's fine without.

3 eggs, fork beaten
1 tbsp Montreal Steak Spice (15 mL)
3/tsp salt (3 mL)
1/tsp black pepper (2 mL)
3 lbs lean ground beef (1.4 kg)
5 slices Canadian bacon, cooked, (2 oz; 57 g)
  but not crisp
4 oz Cheddar cheese, cut thickly (125 g)
6 slices raw bacon

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

In small bowl, combine eggs, Montreal Steak Spice, salt and black pepper.  Beat well with fork.

In large bowl, combine ground beef and egg mixture well.  Divide the mixture in half.  On a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan, form one half into approximately 3-inch (8 cm) wide log.  Down center, place semi-cooked Canadian bacon rounds and Cheddar cheese pieces on top.  Place remaining ground beef on top, forming a log and carefully sealing the filling in nicely. Wrap bacon around loaf, leaving small spaces in between. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Variation:  Hamburgers:  Form individual hamburgers with cooked Canadian bacon and Cheddar cheese in the middle.

Yield:  8 servings
1 serving
497.6 calories
43.6 g protein
34.3 g fat
0 g fiber
0.8 g net carbs