Badass Meatloaf

Bearded Badass Beef Rub. Can it get any better? Oh, yes it can. You can use our bearded badass beef rub and make the ultimate, I mean ultimate badass meatloaf. This meatloaf is stuffed with cheese and then bacon is layered on top (yes, I did say bacon) and finally BBQ sauce is added on top of the bacon. This is the what you have been looking for. Let’s all say goodbye to those boring meatloaves from our childhood that was 50% bread and say hello to bacon and cheese.

This meatloaf is pretty easy to make and will please the entire family. The key ingredient that you cannot skip out on is our Bearded Badass Beef Rub. I mean you could skip out on it but then it wouldn’t be a bearded badass meatloaf would it? It would just be a bacon and cheese stuffed meatloaf. See, it doesn’t even sound appetizing does it? Let’s get cooking.

Badass Meatloaf

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword corned Beef, Meatloaf
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 tbsp Bearded Badass Beef Rub
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 slices bacon
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Heat a saute pan to medium and add olive oil

  3. Add died onion (1 medium onion) and saute for 5 minutes

  4. After 5 minutes add your 4 cloves of minced garlic and continue to saute for 2 minutes, then remove the onion and garlic from heat and allow to cool for a bit.

  5. Add 3lbs of ground beef, 3tbsp of bearded badass beef rub, the cooked onion and garlic, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup beef broth, 1 large egg, and 1 cup of bread crumbs. Mix all together.

  6. Place half the meatloaf mixture into a 10 inch spring form cake pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. You can also use whatever you have on hand, just make sure to apply plenty of oil or spray to keep from sticking. Form the meatloaf mixture around the pan.

  7. Add the 4 cups of shredded cheese an then top with the remaining meatloaf mixture.

  8. Place the 16 slices of bacon over the meatloaf ensuring to slightly overlap the bacon.

  9. Squirt BBQ sauce over the bacon and place in the 350 degree preheated oven.

  10. Allow to cook for about 1 hour. Check the temp of the meatloaf and ensure it has reached a temp of 160

  11. Allow to cool and enjoy

This meatloaf will be a hit at home or an office potluck or just about anywhere. Don’t forget to order you own Bearded Baddass Beef Rub while you are here. Thanks for stopping by Life44.

Bearded Badass Beef Rub


This bearded Badass Beef Rub goes great on Beef, Chicken, Pork, or just about anything. I’ve even sprinted it on my pizza! This is our version of Idaho Steak Seasoning. The depths of flavors are amazing with just a hint of smokiness. We do not add any additives or preservatives.



Bearded Badass Beef Rub… I mean, can it get any better? Yeah, I don’t think so. First you have the beard, then you add a touch of badass and you then you get us hooked at beef. This rub goes great on almost any protein. We have used it on pork, chicken, fish, elk and even… yes beef.  This rub went through many months of pain, research and development before the bearded one said we can sell it and once he gave the ok we went to town. This is our number 1 selling seasoning hands down and I know you will love it as much as the bearded one.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 3 in


Badass Meatloaf

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