Feeding the Active Writer. Inside Out Bacon Cheeseburger

This is basically a deep-fried, bacon wrapped, cheese-stuffed meatloaf but that’s a pretty big mouthful for the title.  It’s thoroughly decadent.

This makes a rather small amount compared to most of my “Feeding the Active Writer” recipes, but it’s fairly easy to do as an “assembly line” process.  You can be preparing the next roll while the first one is cooking.  That way you can make 3-4 in a batch if you need a bunch for a week’s worth or for entertaining.  Or just do one for a meal or two.


  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 tsp crushed rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 slices bacon

Heat your deep fryer to 325

In a small bowl, mix everything through the eggs thoroughly.

Spread some waxed paper or foil to work on and weave the bacon into a mat:


Spread the ground chuck mixture on the bacon mat, leaving a bit of bacon hanging free on three of the edges.


Place cheese in a strip on the ground chuck


Roll up the meat and cheese (the foil or waxed paper makes this easier) and pin down the free ends of the bacon with toothpicks.


Put it into the basket of your deep fryer and lower the basket into the hot oil.  Let it cook until the bacon is crisp.


Remove the toothpicks, cut into slices, and enjoy.  3-4 servings.

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