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!
Seriously, this bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe is that good!
It’s everything you want in a meatloaf, meaty (stating the obvious there!), moist and flavorful!
The best part about this recipe, is as fancy as it looks, it’s actually super easy to make!
- 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.
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.
Place the meatloaf mixture on top of the bacon.
Wrap the bacon around the meatloaf.
Grab a metal baking rack, and place on the bottom of the meatloaf.
Flip the meatloaf over onto the baking rack, then place the baking rack on a foil lined baking sheet.
Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour.
Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
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!
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!
♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this recipe gluten free.