bacon-Gruyere meat loaf

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Preparation time: 15 min.
Cooking time: 50 min.

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4


1 1/2 lbs. ground beef chuck
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup ketchup
1 small red onion, coarsely grated
2 slices bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 egg
3/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese
kosher salt & black pepper


Heat oven to 400. In a medium bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, grated onion, bacon, garlic, egg, 1/2 cup of Gruyere, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Transfer mixture to an 8 x 4 loaf pan and sprinkle with remaining Gruyere cheese. Cook 45 min. Pour off any fat and let rest 10 min. before slicing. You can serve with additional ketchup if you like.


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