Mini cornbread-stuffed meatloaf

Karen Miner

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Jazz up boring meatloaf by stuffing it with cornbread, cheese and bacon!

cornbread-stuffed meatloaf

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food, but it can be a little boring. By adding some spices and stuffing it with cheesy, bacon cornbread, you’ll have a meal that the whole family loves. Plus, anything is more fun in miniature!

Mini cornbread-stuffed meatloaf

Serves 2-4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package dried onion soup mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup crumbled cornbread, divided use
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese, divided use
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce, optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the onion soup mix, egg, ketchup, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, water and 1/2 cup of crumbled cornbread. Add the ground beef and gently combine with the mixture.
  3. In another bowl, mix the stuffing by combining the remaining crumbled cornbread, bacon and half the cheese.
  4. In a small bowl, mix all of the glaze ingredients together.
  5. Divide the meat mixture into four and press one piece each into the bottom of two mini loaf pans. Form a depression in each pan, pressing the meat up the sides slightly for a place to put the stuffing.
  6. Fill the depression with half the stuffing for each pan, then place the remaining meat on top, pressing the sides down to adhere to the meat below.
  7. Top with the glaze.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes. During the last few minutes of cooking, sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  9. Remove from the oven and pour the fat off, if needed.

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Karen Miner
Karen Miner is the Assignment Editor for SheKnows Food & Travel, ChefMom and FabulousFoods. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her husband live in the San Francisco Bay Area – a food lover's paradise. You can follow her on Twitter at @TastyTrials.