Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Brown Sugar and Ketchup Glaze

Not everyone likes meatloaf. I get that. Not everyone has a great meatloaf recipe. I get that too. I had an "OK" recipe. My friend told me of the best meatloaf he had ever had. It involved bacon. So, I searched the "inter-webs" in search of a loaf of meat wrapped in BACON.

I found a great recipe, and trust me - it is the real deal. My house smelled so crazy amazing when I cooked this last night... Throw out the old recipe, give this one a try!

What you'll need:

For the glaze:
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
For the meatloaf:
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lb. ground chuck
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 2/3 c. crushed crackers
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 8 slices sliced bacon 
What you'll do:

For the glaze:
  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
For the meatloaf:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat oil in medium skillet. Add onion & garlic, and saute until soft, abut 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, basil, salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire, sriracha, parsley and yogurt.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef & pork. Add egg mixture and mix with a large fork until evenly blended and meat no longer sticks to bowl.
  • Turn meat onto clean work surface. With wet hands, pat the mixture into a loaf, about 9 inches by 5 inches. 
  • Cover a wire rack with foil, and poke holes in it, in several places. Put the rack on a shallow roasting pan lined with foil.
  • Set the formed loaf on the rack and brush it with all of the glaze.
  • Arrange bacon slices at an angle, slightly overlapping the edges. Tuck long pieces under loaf.
  • Bake until bacon is crisp and the loaf registers 160 degrees, about an hour to an hour and ten minutes. 
  • Cool for  at least 20 minutes.
  • Slice and serve!


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