Yummy BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Photo by Linda B.
Adapted from comfortablefood.com

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from comfortablefood.com

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

Directions

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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