Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
 
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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 -10
Ingredients
For the Meatloaf:
  • 3 lbs. 85 or 88 lean ground beef (I like Costco’s 88% lean beef or Giant’s 85% lean beef)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Hunts Ketchup
  • 2 tbs. Fresh grated yellow onion
  • 1 tsp. McCormick Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. McCormick onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. fresh finely ground pepper
  • 1 Heaping cup of ground plain hot dog or hamburger rolls (about two rolls give or take)
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ cup or Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 8-9 slices of bacon
For the Glaze:
  • ¼ Cup Hunts Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
Instructions
  1. In a coffee grinder, grind the hot dog or hamburger rolls into a fine chop till you have a heaping cup of crumbs, place in small bowl and add milk stirring with your finger to combine, set bowl aside.
  2. In a second large bowl place the ground beef and break it up so that it is not one big blob and has some surface area to work with. Sprinkle in evenly the garlic powder, onion powder, dry bread crumbs, salt, pepper, 4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce, ¼ cup Ketchup, 2 eggs, grated onion (I grate the onion with a hand grater) and the milk soaked bread crumbs.
  3. Using you hands mix all the ingredients into the meat very well, you want every bite to have every flavor in it.
  4. Once you are confident it is mix well enough form into a large ball and place on a foil lined sheet pan or a baking dish ( I use my large Rachel Ray dish ) and form into a loaf. You what to make sure it is the same width on all sides. I make mine kind of oval shaped.
  5. In a small bowl combine ¼ cup ketchup and 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce and mix it well to make the glaze. Using half of the glaze cover the loaf and set aside the remaining glaze for later (you just want a thin layer on the top and sides).
  6. Take the pieces of bacon and lay them on top of the loaf so they overlap slightly and you have even amounts hanging on each side. Then lifting the loaf up on its side tuck the bacon under and repeat on other side so both ends touch.
  7. Add the rest of the glaze to the top and sides on top on the bacon.
  8. Bake in a 375 degree oven for approximately 1hr 15min or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees and bacon is browned. If your bacon starts looking over done before the meatloaf reaches temp then cover with a loose piece of foil until for the last few minutes.
  9. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and using two spatulas remove the meatloaf from the baking dish and place on a large serving dish (I don’t like to leave it in the fat and I find it slices easier), let meatloaf rest for 10 minutes or so before slicing.
Recipe by Mamma Rocks the Kitchen at https://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/bacon-wrapped-meatloaf/