Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Last night at 6 PM:  I decide to make a bacon wrapped meatloaf for dinner, not for the blog, just to try something new.

This morning at 8 AM: At the grocery store buying the ingredients to make another bacon wrapped meatloaf, because I had to photograph it & share it on the blog ASAP, like today ASAP!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Seriously, this bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe is that good!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

It’s everything you want in a meatloaf, meaty (stating the obvious there!), moist and flavorful!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

The best part about this recipe, is as fancy as it looks, it’s actually super easy to make!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 10 slices bacon

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, saute for 4-5 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for an additional minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Add the ground pork, ground beef, eggs, thyme, steak seasoning, balsamic vinegar and breadcrumbs to a large bowl.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Add the cooked onion and garlic, then use your hands to combine everything.

Once the mixture is combined, weave the 10 strips of bacon together on a cutting board.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Place the meatloaf mixture on top of the bacon.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Wrap the bacon around the meatloaf.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Grab a metal baking rack, and place on the bottom of the meatloaf.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Flip the meatloaf over onto the baking rack, then place the baking rack on a foil lined baking sheet.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

This might just be my new favorite bacon-wrapped recipe ever! It’s definitely up there with the Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast that I make every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and the Bacon Wrapped Dates that are a must for every party I host!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf is always best served with mashed potatoes, I suggest Twice Baked Rosemary Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes, both great choices to accompany this delicious dish of meaty proportions!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this recipe gluten free.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Serving Size: 4

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 10 slices bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions, saute for 4-5 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for an additional minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Add the ground pork, ground beef, eggs, thyme, steak seasoning, balsamic vinegar and breadcrumbs to a large bowl.
  5. Add the cooked onion and garlic, then use your hands to combine everything.
  6. Once the mixture is combined, weave the 10 strips of bacon together on a cutting board.
  7. Place the meatloaf mixture on top of the bacon.
  8. Wrap the bacon around the meatloaf.
  9. Grab a metal baking rack, and place on the bottom of the meatloaf.
  10. Flip the meatloaf over onto the baking rack, then place the baking rack on a foil lined baking sheet.
  11. Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour.
  12. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
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