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Meatloaf Recipe with Turkey Bacon

Updated on September 4, 2013

The Perfect Meatloaf

Delicious meat loaf with  turkey bacon
Delicious meat loaf with turkey bacon

Recipe for Meatloaf

This recipe for meatloaf is tasty, tender and juicy. You will want an encore of this meat loaf many times. This dish is so pretty and elegant that you can serve it to your most discriminating guests. The meatloaf goes a long way and serves many people for a few dollars. Don't debate whether or not you can afford to have company for dinner because with this meatloaf you can. Enjoy trying new seasonings and different ingredients to enhance to flavor of this old time favorite.

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: Two pounds of ground meat serves 8 people

Some of the Ingredients

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colorful peppers
chopped onions
chopped onions

Ingredients for the Meatloaf and Veggies

  • One pound ground turkey
  • One-half pound ground beef
  • One-half pound ground lamb
  • Six Strips of turkey bacon
  • One Egg
  • One-half cup Raw couscous
  • One medium Chopped onion
  • Two tablespoons Olive oil
  • Two chopped garlic cloves
  • One Cup Chopped mushrooms
  • Two tablespoon each oregano, basil, ginger
  • One teaspoon cayenne pepper, paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Four Sliced purple potatoes
  • Four Sliced large carrots
  • Two Sliced red peppers
  • Three sliced zuchinni squash

Instructions for the Meatloaf

  1. Thoroughly mix the ground beef with egg and couscous.
  2. Add the chopped vegetables to the meat mixture and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the spices and olive oil to the mix and blend thoroughly.
  4. Form an oval mound with the meat mixture and put in a 8-inch by 11-inch pyrex dish.
  5. Wrap the bacon strips around the meatloaf. Do not cover the baking dish while cooking.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees F.
  7. After the meat loaf has been cooking for 45 minutes add the sliced carrots, potatoes, peppers and zucchini all around the meat loaf and season with salt and pepper. You may want to add a little extra olive oil to the veggies. Bake for 45 more minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the meatloaf with a green salad and crusty french bread.

Creative Ways to Make Meatloaf

There are many creative ways to make meatloaf.

  • Add grated cheese to the raw meat mixture
  • Add fresh tomatoes and jalapeno chopped peppers
  • Put a layer of whipped cream cheese in the middle of the meatloaf before baking
  • Pour barbecue sauce over the meat when it is half-cooked
  • Use Quinoa for the basic mixture
  • Soak bread crumbs in wine and add to the meat mixture.
  • Add sliced tomatoes over the top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  • Use all ground beef, lamb or turkey for this easy meatloaf recipe.


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    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Love meatloaf! thank you

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      Thomas Byers 5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Cold meat loaf sandwiches are really good and I bet this would be the perfect meatloaf to make a sandwich out of. Thanks for a great recipe. I appreciate it.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      That is a problem. Wht about an electric frying pan? This is really good. and it tastes better cold.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 5 years ago from Hobart,In

      Looks good, wish it wasn't 100 degrees or I'd make for dinner.