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Bacon Crusted Meatloaf

Updated on February 29, 2016

Bacon Crusted Meatloaf

Nothing says "comfort food" like meatloaf. I have been making this meatloaf for my family for as long as I could remember. My granddaughter actually requested it last week for her birthday dinner. She just turned 18 years old and this is one of her favorite meals.

The bacon on top, which covers the entire meatloaf, gives it a nice crust and the juices drip down inside the meat. I also use beef that is a 80/20 fat content because it's more flavorful and I added a little ground pork to add to the juiciness.

I learned how to make this recipe from my mother. She always made it one way, she never changed the recipe. We loved it growing up so I took her recipe and added just one thing, a little ketchup.

This makes enough for a crowd of people or if you like just make this much because it's great for sandwiches. You could heat it and add a little instant gravy and make open face sandwiches and mashed potatoes for dinner the next day or slice it cold and make sandwiches with it for lunch; mayonnaise goes good with these sandwiches. No matter what, you can't go wrong with meatloaf.

Also, the aroma that fills your house while this is in the oven is amazing. Nothing says "love" like walking into a house that smells of great food.

One Tip

Don't over mix the mixture, It will result in a tough meatloaf.

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Bacon Crusted Meatloaf

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Mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted asparagus and rolls for sides.
Mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted asparagus and rolls for sides. | Source

Sides

In the above picture, you will see the sides I choose. Of course, you can use whatever sides your family loves. Macaroni and cheese also goes well with meatloaf.

2 hrs, 25 min. Total

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 25 min
Yields: Serves 10 people

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 lb. ground beef 80/20
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 3 extra large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup parsley, dried
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • 9 slices bacon
  • 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the milk with the bread crumbs.
  2. In a large bowl add all the ingredients except the bacon until everything is incorporated.
  3. Spray a large baking pan with non-fat cooking spray and add the meat mixture, shaping it into a loaf.
  4. Fold the bacon slices in half and place it on top of the meatloaf covering every space and the last two bacon slices wrap around the ends. Put 1/2 cup of water around the meat.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for an hour. Take the aluminum foil off and continue to bake for about another hour so the bacon can get crispy and the meat is completely cooked inside. If you want to, make a slit in the middle to make sure it's cooked. Take it out of the oven and cover again with foil for 10 or 15 minutes before slicing so the juices will re-distribute into the meat. Transfer to your favorite platter and serve while hot. Enjoy!

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      Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Thelma, Always enjoy your visits and comments. Thanks for stopping by and the great comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Chef-de-jour. Sounds like you might have some great recipes yourself. I will be checking out your hubs as well. Thank you for the visit and great comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Phyllis, Thank you so much for the kind and sweet comments. I will look and see if I have a recipe for cream of broccoli soup. Thanks again.

      Blessings to you.

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      Thelma Alberts 19 months ago from Germany

      Yummy! I´m getting hungry reading this Rachel. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Andrew Spacey 19 months ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      This looks delicious, it must taste double delicious. I think I could have a go at this recipe. My tum is telling me I should have a go!! Thank you. Great combo of meats.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 19 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Oh! Do you have a recipe for cream of broccoli soup, Rachel?

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 19 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Yummy! I was looking for a recipe for cream of broccoli soup and found this great meatloaf recipe of yours. I bookmarked and have the ingredients down on my shopping list. This sounds wonderful, Rachel. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I am sharing and pinning.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I'm glad you like this. Anything with bacon on it tastes better. lol

      Blessings to you.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 2 years ago from Maine

      I know my husband would love this since he is a big meat eater. I'm sure I'll enjoy it to. I bet the bacon gives it an amazing flavor. I'll have to make this for him!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks.

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      LivsMom 2 years ago from NEPA

      absolutely delicious !!