Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Every year, right after Christmas, I feel the need to make a meatloaf. I think it's because after watching 24 hours of "A Christmas Story", and hearing Randy say repeatedly "I hate meatloaf", I realize that I love meatloaf, and I want some now! I am also a huge believer in the saying "Bacon makes everything better", so I figure that must go for meatloaf too!

1/2 lb. bacon, maybe a little more
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 lb. of some other ground meat (turkey, pork, veal or , as I used, venison)
bread crumbs
1 egg
3 cloves fresh minced garlic
1 sm yellow onion, minced
Montreal steak seasoning
1 tbsp horseradish
Worcestershire sauce (I love spell check!)
salt and pepper

Basically, throw everything except the bacon into a large bowl (again, no measurements, just do it by look, smell, personal taste). Mix it all together by hand until all ingredients are well integrated. Form into a loaf shape. Spray a large dish with oven spray. Place loaf into pan. Starting at one end of the meatloaf, gently place bacon strips, slightly overlapping, on top of meatloaf. Tuck the ends under each side. Cook for about an hour at 350 degrees, or until bacon starts to crisp.

I usually serve this with mashed potatoes and some kind of veggie, then the next day you can make meatloaf sandwiches. Yum!


  1. Hi! This looks great, and I'm thinking about making it tonight, but I do not have access to the Montreal seasoning. This dude made his own version. Do you think it's close to the one you use?

    Thank you and happy cooking!

  2. I was working late the other night so my girlfriend got adventurous and decided to make your meatloaf with whatever we had laying around. Being a chef myself, I think the only ingredient I didn't have was horseradish. IT TURNED OUT GREAT! I was very dissappointed when she took the rest for lunch the next day. I'll definitely be trying some of your resipes myself.

  3. Yael, I'm so sorry I didn't see your question until now. I'll have to figure out a way to make the blog email me when someone posts a comment. I'm sure it would be fine to use some other seasoning. I just open my cabinets and grab whatever I'm in the mood for on any given day.

    Pat, I'm so glad you enjoyed the meatloaf! Thank you for the feedback!