Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

My kids do not particularly like meatloaf. They tolerate it. I happen to love meatloaf. Its comfort food at it's best. Tonight I am wrapping my meatloaf in bacon. Everything is better with bacon. This happens to be a well coordinated meal. See we have a baseball game tonight so I am shoving this into the oven and hoping I don't burn the house down while I am a block away at the game. It all worked out fine. Dinner was a little brown on top but tender and perfect.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
1 pound of lean hamburger
1 pound of Italian sausage
1 cup of bread crumbs (seasoned or Italian style)
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of tomato sauce
1 bell pepper diced
1 onion diced
1 clove of garlic minced
2 eggs
2 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 pound of bacon

Combine the veggies in a saute pan with a TB of oil. Cook until softened.

Combine the softened veggies, Italian sausage, hamburger, bread crumbs, spices, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, eggs (beaten) in a large bowl and combine until mixed. This is a tender mixing. You don't want to over mix the meat. It will produce tough meat.Now pile the whole meat mixture into a baking dish. I am using a 9x13 dish. Form into a log of sorts.Now cover the meatloaf with bacon and don't be stingy!
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about an hour and half. Don't take my word for it though, make sure you cook it until it is thoroughly cooked. My old oven takes longer.


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