This pancetta-wrapped blue cheese meatloaf is moist and packed with flavour. Your family is sure to ask for this recipe again and again! #meatloaf #familymeal
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Pancetta-wrapped blue cheese meatloaf

A meatloaf that both looks amazing and tastes as good as it looks? You gotta make my pancetta-wrapped blue cheese meatloaf! Your family is sure to ask for this recipe again and again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Meatloaf
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancetta meatloaf
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes


  • For the meatloaf
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 500 g | 17.6oz beef mince
  • 100 g | 3 1/2 oz blue cheese crumbled
  • 55 g | 2 oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley very finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • couple of dashes Tabasco
  • 25-30 slices pancetta
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup


  • Heat the oven to 180C (350F).
  • Line a small loaf tin (mine was 22cm x 8cm /9x4in) with the pancetta slices, making sure the slices overlap and the edges hang over the side of the tin. Make sure to patch any gaps.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onion over medium-low heat for 4-7 minutes until softened. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Put the onion and all the remaining ingredients apart from the maple syrup in a large bowl and thoroughly mix together with your hands.
  • Pack the mince tightly into the tin, pressing it down with the back of a spoon.
  • Fold the overhanging slices of pancetta over the top to seal completely.
  • Place the meatloaf on a tray and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and drain any liquid that has gathered in the tin.
  • Line your tray with baking paper. Carefully turn the meatloaf onto the tray and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with the maple syrup. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Leave to cool slightly then slice and serve with mashed potato, green beans and some ketchup or gravy.