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Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf | Paula Deen Inspired Recipe

This vegan bacon cheeseburger meatloaf is inspired by Paula Deen’s popular non-vegan bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe. This vegan version of meatloaf has a nice smokey bacon-y flavour and perfect for a family-friendly dinner or potluck. Feel free to view and print my recipe below to make your own vegan bacon cheeseburger meatloaf, or watch me on YouTube show you how to make it!

Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

This recipe is part of my monthly series to veganize popular celebrity recipes! You guys told me to turn one of Paula Deen’s recipe vegan, and so I went with her Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe! Although, I don’t find her recipe to taste very much like a  “cheeseburger”, you can really taste a powerful smokey bacon-y taste.

Related Recipe: Veganizing Gordon Ramsay’s French Raspberry Mille-Feuille recipe

Sidenote: I’ve never had meatloaf in my entire life and I’ll honestly say I can’t compare my vegan recipe to a non-vegan one.  However, this vegan version turned out delicious either way! So if you know the taste of meatloaf (and miss it?) but want to try this plant-based version, please let me know how it compares!

How To Make Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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What did you think of my vegan version of Paula Deen’s bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe? The best things I love about this vegan Paula Deen recipe is 1) the layering of texture and method is genius. There’s some crispy bits from the vegan bacon on the inside of the meatloaf, the crispy onions on top and the crispy bits on the outside are really tasty with a soft middle based on the meat substitute I used. 2) There’s these nice bursts of vegan cheese when you bite into it, which I loved!

Let me know which chef or specific recipe you’d like me to veganize next in the comments below or on my youtube video!

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Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf | Paula Deen Inspired Recipe
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This vegan bacon cheeseburger meatloaf is inspired by Paula Deen’s popular non-vegan bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe. This vegan version of meatloaf has a nice smokey bacon-y flavour and perfect for a family-friendly dinner or potluck.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: Serves 4-6
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground round, bacon, cheese shreds, egg replacer, breadcrumbs, and vegan mayo until well mixed.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard.
  4. Stir ¼ cup of the ketchup mixture into the “meat” mixture, reserving the rest for a glaze.
  5. Press “meat” mixture into a loaf pan and spread the remaining ketchup mixture over the loaf. Bake for 40 minutes or until firm.
  6. Top with French fried onions and bake another 10 to 15 minutes or until onions lightly golden and loaf is firm.


paula deen bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe

Recipe for the Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

The first thing that you want to do for this bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe is cook up your vegan bacon! You need ten strips of bacon and chop them up once they’re cooked.

While the bacon is cooking, preheat oven to 350F and start mixing the meatloaf together. You’re basically going to combine all the ingredients into a large bowl, except for the ketchup, mustard, and fried onions. So mix your ingredients together once your bacon is cooked and chopped up! You’ll want to mix it with your hands.

Now you’ll want to mix ketchup and mustard together and only had 1/4 cup of it into the bowl mix to add some moisture. Mix again and press meat mixture into a loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a boiler pan. Make sure to grease your pan with some oil like coconut oil first.

Once your mixture is in your loaf pan, add the rest of your ketchup/mustard mixture as a glaze on top and spread it out. Put it in the oven for 30 mins. Once it’s out fo the oven, add your french fried onions and put it back into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

And voila!


You guys must try this bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe & let me know what you think! Once you try it, come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and star rating! If you make this, let me see on social! Tag @edgyveg on your photo & add the hashtag #theedgyveg in your caption so I don’t miss it!

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  • Would your rice paper bacon hold up in this do you think? Or would it go soggy?

  • Kelly L Cogswell says:

    Made this meatloaf and it has now become a favorite of my family’s. Americans do eat weird stuff, and this is just what we like!!!!

  • Diane P says:

    What kind of bacon is that?!?!?!? I was obsesssssssed with MorningStar Farms bacon until I actually read the ingredients and realized there’s egg in it… smh… Anyway, your bacon looks just like it. =)

  • Such a beautiful meatloaf!! Saving this for our next meatloaf night for sure

  • I’m making this tonight.

  • Gina Wall says:

    What do you use for the ground meat replacement in this recipe?

  • Shannon says:

    This was so good! I prepared the mixture a day before to let ingredients marinate. My son couldn’t taste the difference between it and ground beef. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Deborah Henson says:

    Do you have the macro and micro nutritional info available? Thanks!

  • Gina Wall says:

    What did you use for the ground beef replacement? Does it have Soy?

  • Kathleen M Allen says:

    What kind of meat sub was that? Also, can you veganize something of Giada DiLaurentis’ please?

  • Elissa says:

    I would love to see a veganized Bobby Flay’s version of Shrimp & Grits. Chef’s are people too. The majority of Americans forgive people for things they may have said. Did Flay ever say or do something inappropriate? Who knows? Who cares? Right now there’s a Congresswoman Ilan Omar who is using her congressional platform to spout vicious anti-Semitism. Americans care about that.

  • Your reaction to American food cracks me up! But it is so delicious!!!

  • Really disappointed to see a racist like Ms. Deen popping up here. Of all the recipes and cooks in the world, did we really need to choose her to emulate and be inspired by? Food is inherently political; not really interested in following this blog anymore if it fails to see that and act accordingly, especially when it comes to racism.

    • The Edgy Veg says:

      Hi B, I completely understand you and want you to know that The Edgy Veg stands with equality for all. We simply listened to the voices who voted for which celebrity recipe to make vegan. Please make your voice heard and let me know which celebrities recipes you’d like to see. The fact that The Edgy Veg turns a popular meat-lovers recipe vegan is also changing perspectives and having new visitors who already like her recipe (and her) to see things from a new perspective and how The Edgy Veg is trying to change perspectives for the better. This applies to any celebrity chef recipe I veganize and what The Edgy Veg stands for across the internet.

      You are a beloved part of this community and I’m happy you voiced your criticism, as The Edgy Veg accepts all opinions from the community. On top of criticism, I also hope you provide positive suggestions, as your suggestions and the suggestions of The Edgy Veg community drives this website and recipes. If you don’t leave suggestions, others will, and it’s important all voices are heard. Thanks for being a part of The Edgy Veg community and I hope to see you actively voicing your opinion online <3

  • Mona Wolters says:

    Why do you use white flour in recipes? It’s very unhealthy and so is sugar. Bleached white flour is just as bad for nutrition. The refined flour makes you gain weight and turns to fat in the body. Simply put it has no nutritional values and is the garbage of foods. Vegans usually won’t use it.


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