This Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe Is The Ultimate Meat Lovers Dream Meal. I’m Sharing How Easy It Is To Make Because Bacon Makes Everything Better.
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf – A Foodie Love Story
You know when you’re surfing through Pinterest and that 1 foodie pic makes you start to drool? Well, that happened. Because Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf!! Why had I never thought of this? My husband makes the best meatloaf around. Even Ethan loves it, which right there says everything. But then, someone, and by someone I mean a super genius, added a bacon blanket to lovingly tuck it in. Angels started singing, harps started playing that glory music, (all in my head, I’m sure no one else heard it, sadly) my tummy rumbled. I may have shed a tear. I would finally be all super mom of the year award winner and make my family adore me with this holy bacon wrapped meatloaf! In fact, I would go 1 step above plain bacon wrapped meatloaf and serve candied bacon wrapped meatloaf! Do you hear those harps and angels yet? You will, watch!
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe
For Meatloaf –
- 2 lbs Ground Chuck Roast (93/7)
- 12 Slices of THICK Bacon
- 1 Medium Egg (beaten)
- 1 TSP Onion Powder
- ¼ TSP Garlic Powder
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1/2 TSP Pepper
- ½ Cup BBQ Sauce (pick your favorite kind!)
- ¼ Cup Worcester Sauce
- 1 1/2 Cups Bread Crumbs
For Brown Sugar Glaze –
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- Splash of Water
To start our holy grail bacon wrapped meatloaf, preheat oven to *325. Mix all meatloaf ingredients in large bowl except bacon. I take my ring off and really get in there good with my hands. Make sure it well incorporated! Form into loaf and set aside.
To make your bacon weave cozy blanket thingy, lay out 6 slices (side by side) on wax paper. Just like basket weaving at Summer camp – Fold every other slice in half and lay another slice over crosswise. Fold those three back, and fold the other three back and lay another slice across. Repeat to complete the weave. (sorry, pinners, I know that one is not oh so puuurty)
Place your meatloaf loaf into the center of it’s nice cozy bacon weaved blankie. Wrap the bacon up and around the loaf. Flip upside down and place it in a loaf pan. Do not grease the pan! There will be plenty of bacon drippings to allow it to pop right out! Cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour. Bump up the oven temperature to *350. Uncover your loaf, and bake for another 30 minutes.
Make the brown sugar glaze by dissolving ¼ cup of brown sugar in just enough warm water to make a slurry. Drain your meatloaf pan of any grease. Cover the bacon weaved blankie with brown sugar mixture. Bake another 5-10 minutes so it crisps up.
Sorry all my vegetarian/vegan/PETA lovers, but it’s time to dig in to this gift of meaty goodness. I mean, (say it slow) Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf!!!
So, now some behind the scenes fun. When I first saw the drool worthy pic on Pinterest, I assumed I’d of course have all the fixin’s and get to cooking. No. Because that’s life under the Vegas neon. Never enough of the goods. But, Fresh & Easy has this awesome service now that let’s you place an order online, and then in about an hour, it’s all bagged and ready for you to pick up!
I know!! I totally went grocery shopping in my jammies and no one saw me! I called my husband and asked him to stop at the store to pick it up. Which naturally he thought meant he had to actually shop. Grumble, grumble, grumble…. But when I explained there’d be a really nice person waiting with all the stuff bagged and ready, he squealed like a school girl. Giggled and clapped even.
The nice lady waiting for him wouldn’t let him take her picture. I think his gushing and giggling might have frightened her. But, he did manage to snap his first of many ‘I didn’t have to walk aimlessly through the aisles and then wait in line pretending not to read the rag mags waiting to pay OMGleee‘ shopping trips. It’s the little things, right? Speaking of OMGleee. If you enter SMART in the promo code section when you’re purchasing your 1st online order, you my friends will get an instant 20% off! Know what that means? You can buy more bacon! Check out the Fresh & Easy Facebook page for current sales, specials, all that good stuff!
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This looks amazing! The only thing better than meatloaf is bacon wrapped meatloaf! Thanks!
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
Ummmmm…… I can’t type anything because I am drooling over here! LOL. That looks AMAZING. I must try this tonight!!!
Debbie Denny says
Wow. I tried that once. Ummm mine did not look like that. I have to try again.
Melissa Lawler says
You should make this for me when I finally come to visit!
Whoa I need this in my life. I can’t eat much bacon bc of my gallbladder but I must try this! Yum!
Mary O'Malley says
That meatloaf sounds delicious! Also how cool is it he didn’t have to stay in line?
Everything is better with bacon! This recipe sounds delicious. It’d be perfect for our Sunday night family dinner.
that is a clever way to present bacon. I’m not a bacon eater…..or meat eater for that matter. I know alot of folks who love it though
That looks so yummy. My husband would flip if I made bacon wrapped meatloaf.
How creative to weave the bacon together! Its looks nice and innovative too I must try with turkey bacon!
Can you send one my way? A basket weave of bacon goes with any meal!
You had me at Bacon! This looks so good. Thanks for the awesome recipe.
Kay Adeola says
Yummy I love meatloaf and bacon and so this would be amazing.
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
Wow. I am drooling. I don’t make meatloaf often because I get really impatient with the hour-long cook time. But you include bacon and I would be more than happy to give this a try. YUM!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This is such a great idea for meatloaf. I will have to make this recipe this weekend. I know my family will love it.
Travel Blogger says
Oh my gosh. Okay, I don’t “do” meatloaf. I dont like to make it and I only like to eat the ends. That being said, YES. Yes to bacon wrapped meatloaf.
I’ve seen it wrapped around filet mignon but never meatloaf. What a cool idea. Sure the bacon lovers in my house would be delighted!