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Mini Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Lately, I have been eating the same old things just about every day just for the sake of avoiding a flare-up. After a while, one gets bored of eating the same old thing. So, I decided to be creative with the same boring foods that I’m used to eating, and I ended up coming up with IBS-friendly mini bacon-wrapped meatloaves. A big focus of mine lately has been on portion control, and I find that making this version of meatloaf helps me keep track of my food intake while at the same time serves as a great meal prep option. Many of the ingredients in this recipe are also low FODMAP friendly, however if you notice any ingredient that may be a trigger for you, then please feel free to omit or substitute for another ingredient. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

4-6 Servings (depending on how mini you make your loaves)


  • 1 ½ lb of ground beef
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup Gluten-free bread crumbs
  • ½ cup of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp of low FODMAP ketchup (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cup of mustard
  • ½ of package of bacon (roughly 6-7 slices)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix ground beef, salt, pepper, oregano, ketchup, mustard, egg, and breadcrumbs in one big mixing bowl.
  3. Once the meat is completely mixed, take a handful of the meat mixture and mold into a small meatloaf. Then, create a little opening along the center to add shredded cheese into the middle of the meatloaf. Enclose the meatloaf and wrap with bacon until fully covered. Place on baking sheet and follow the same steps with the rest of the meat mixture. This recipe should roughly make about 6 mini meatloaves.
  4. Place the baking sheet full of mini bacon-wrapped meatloaves into the oven and let bake for about 40 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked.
  5. Once done, feel free to serve with a side of your choice.
  6. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.


  • ldonne
    9 months ago

    Tried this recipe last night with ground turkey 1 lb, Italian breadcrumbs, lactose free marble cheese and I omitted the pepper, used all the other ingredients. Moist, tasty and simple and fast to make.
    Thanks for sharing @hessp.

  • Chris Hall moderator
    9 months ago

    That sounds really tasty, @ldonne! Thanks for sharing. – Chris, Team

  • ldonne
    9 months ago

    Hi @hessp,
    Thanks for sharing your meatloaf recipe. I will definetely be trying this, substituting ground turkey in. I have a similar recipe that calls for fontina cheese but will use lactose free marble cheese because I know it’s not a trigger for me. Looking forward to giving this a try. I can cut into squares and freeze, defrost , dinner made simple.

  • HessP moderator author
    9 months ago

    Hi @ldonne,

    I’m so glad you plan to try out the recipe! I think ground turkey is a great substitution, which I’ve done before and it tasted great, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed! Also, I like your meal prep idea, which is great to keep from stressing myself out from cooking all the time. Truly appreciate having you a part of our community! When you try out the recipe, please give us your honest review and let us know what you think. Thanks and stay positive! =) – Hess, Team member

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