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Yummy BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

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Ingredients

  • bacon – 6 oz (150 g), in long strips
  • onion – 1 medium, chopped
  • garlic – 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • ground beef – 1 lb (500g), lean
  • BBQ sauce – 1/3 cup + about 3 tablespoons, separated
  • white bread – 1/2 cup finely shredded or diced about 1 slice
  • eggs – 2, beaten
  • Worcestershire sauce – 1 tbsp
  • dijon mustard – 1 tsp
  • oregano – 1 tsp, dried
  • cayene pepper – 1/2 tsp

Details

Adapted from comfortablefood.com

Preparation

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 175° C (350°F), and lightly grease a baking pan.
Get a skillet hot over medium-high heat, and fry bacon for about 1 or 2 minutes on each side, just until it starts curling, and set it aside.
Drain most of the bacon grease, leaving maybe a tbsp, and saute the onions and garlic until soft, about 6 – 7 minutes, then set aside.
Put the next 8 ingredients in a large bowl, adding the cooled onion and garlic, and mix well with your hands. Form the mixture into a meatloaf shape and put in the center of a greased 9×11 casserole dish.
Take each piece of partially cooked bacon and wrap over the top of the meatloaf, pushing the ends a bit under the meatloaf to hold the shape.
Bake for about 35 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush the remaining BBQ sauce over the bacon. (This is when I take most of the drippings out to make gravy.)
Return to the oven for about 10 more minutes (I have a fan assisted oven, and always turn it on now, it makes the bacon more crispy).
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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