1/2 cup chili sauce
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
2 bacon strips, halved
In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in an ungreased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with bacon.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Drain; let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
1 piece: 329 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 692mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.
Originally published as Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf in Taste of Home August/September 2001