Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf


Why yes, that IS bacon in those green beans!
One day my friend Henri posted a recipe. It was a recipe for meatloaf. I like meatloaf. I continued to read the recipe... what's this? Meatloaf wrapped in BACON?

Yep, I had to make it. It is delicious!
Henri said it was cool to share the recipe here, so here it is!

(I'll add my personal notes at the end.)

Henri's Not Yer Mom's Meatloaf
1 pound ground chuck
1 pound mild breakfast sausage (Jimmy Dean, mofos!)
Two eggs
1.5 C bread crumbs (I chose Contadina Italian Seasoned this time)
.25 C PickaPeppa Sauce* (NO SUBSTITUTIONS FOR THIS)
2 T Worcestershire sauce (mix with PickaPeppa)
Half a medium onion, chopped
Four cloves of garlic, minced
5-6 slices of bacon, cut in half

Mix all ingredients except bacon, saving approx 1-2 T of Worcestershire/PickaPeppa for a glaze

Mold into log shape

Glaze meatlog

Place bacon halves over top of log, overlapping slices and tucking the ends under to prevent curling

BAKE
at 350 for 45 mins, use rest of glaze, put back in oven for another
30-45 minutes, remove when it temps to 160 degrees in the center

*Get the sauce at: pickapeppa.com (It's awesome!)


Ready for the oven
I halved the recipe (only two people eating this) and used hot sausage (because it was all I had).  I only had plain bread crumbs, so I tossed in a bit of oregano, basil & thyme and mixed it up to get the same basic flavor.  Really, you can use any kind of breadcrumbs you want.

As you can see from the picture, I decided to do a bacon weave on the meatloaf instead of strips.  Because I think bacon weaves are the coolest thing ever!  I used Wright Brand bacon for this.

Okay, it says NO SUBSTITUTIONS for the PickaPeppa sauce and I'm totally standing by it.  This sauce is amazing and it works incredibly with the meats and the bacon to add a flavor that is nothing short of heavenly.  It just won't be the same if you don't use PickaPeppa!

Delicious!
Finished product?  Here it is!  Swimming in delicious bacon grease!
This is possibly the best meatloaf I've ever eaten.  My husband said it was so good he didn't even need ketchup.






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2 comments:

  1. What was the cooking time for the mini (2 person) meatloaf?

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  2. @Chris: The two person meatloaf cooks for 30 minutes and then 15-20. The bacon keeps it moist, so don't worry if you accidentally overcook it. :)

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