Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf – moist and tender meatloaf wrappd in bacon and topped with a tangy ketchup-based sauce.
If you love meatloaf as much as my family, try Honey BBQ Meatloaf or Mini Turkey Meatloaves!
Once a year or so, I really just crave meatloaf. And then I make one and usually make a meatloaf sandwich because that’s my favorite way to eat meatloaf and then I don’t think about meatloaf at all for another year.
But this one is one I’ll be making over and over again.
This was the best meatloaf recipe I’ve ever made. How can you go wrong with meatloaf with bacon and cheese?!
The bacon on top was awesome of course but the real star was the Parmesan cheese. Do not buy the already shredded stuff for this recipe. Grate your own into big chunks so that you get big bites of it every once in awhile.
- Sliced bread
- Ground beef
- Ground pork – you could do all ground beef if you don’t eat pork
- Parmesan – buy a block of parmesan and break it into smallish chunks – don’t use the pre-shredded stuff
- Lawry’s seasoning salt
- Salt and black pepper
- Fresh parsley – you can use 2 tablespoons of dried parsley if you don’t have fresh parsley
- Brown sugar
- Dry mustard – you can use dijon mustard if you don’t have dry mustard
- Soak bread. Pour the milk over the bread and allow it to soak in for several minutes.
- Assemble meatloaf mixture. Place the ground beef, milk soaked bread, Parmesan cheese, salt, seasoned salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the eggs. With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
- Shape the meatloaf. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat from the meat to drain. Lay the bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.
- Make the sauce. Pour the ketchup into a small mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar and dry mustard. Stir the mixture until well combined. Pour ⅓ of the mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
- Bake the meatloaf. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes, then pour another ⅓ of the remaining sauce over the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Slice and enjoy! Serve with the remaining sauce on the side as a dipping sauce.
How Long Is It Good For?
Meatloaf is good for 3 – 4 days in the fridge. Make sure to store it in an airtight container – these glass airtight containers are my favorite for leftovers.
You can reheat in the microwave or oven when you are ready to serve it.
Can You Freeze It?
You can freeze this meatloaf for up to 3 months. I recommend freezing it in individual slices – wrap each slices tightly in plastic wrap and then place them in freezer ziploc bags.
When you are ready to serve it, defrost overnight in the fridge and then reheat in the microwave or oven. You may want to make some extra sauce to add to it.
What To Serve with Meatloaf
- Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Broccolini
- Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad
- Seasoned Potato Wedges
- Grape Salad
- 7Up Biscuits
- Homemade Crescent Roll
More Ground Beef Recipes
- Ground Beef Stroganoff
- Ground Beef Enchiladas
- Asian Beef Noodles
- One Pot Cheeseburger Mac
- Sloppy Joe Sliders
- Frito Pie Casserole
- Chili Mac Casserole
- Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
- 1 cup milk
- 4 bread slices
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 cup Parmesan, grated
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
- black pepper
- ½ cup parsley, minced
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 8 to 12 thin bacon slices
- 1 ½ cups ketchup
- 6 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Pour the milk over the bread and allow it to soak in for several minutes.
- Place the ground beef, milk soaked bread, Parmesan cheese, salt, seasoned salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the eggs. With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat from the meat to drain.
- Lay the bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.
- To make the sauce, pour the ketchup into a small mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar and dry mustard. Stir the mixture until well combined. Pour ⅓ of the mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
- Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another ⅓ of the remaining sauce over the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Serve with the remaining sauce on the side as a dipping sauce.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 629Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 1461mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 46g
I made this tonight. The only thing I did different was used 6 slices of bread. It turned out great. My family loved it.
When Rachel Ray uses soaked bread she squeezes out the excess. I was thinking about that method while reading this recipe perhaps that will help with the weird texture?
Whats the pork for it dosen’t say..?
found this last week and made it this weekend. LOVED IT! My girlfriend and I had to do a little guessing, b/c in the pre-talk you say something about Parmesan cheese, but it’s not in the recipe… nor was the cooking temp. =D We went ahead w/o the Parmesan cheese and cooked at 400 degrees.
I’ve put your blog in my bookmarks now to check. The next thing I want to try is your cheese bread… sounds awesome.
Oh my gosh, I am so glad you said something! You’d think I would know to actually proofread something before I post! It’s all fixed now. :)
I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it. It doesn’t get much better that meat covered in more meat, right?
Thanks again for letting me know!
I’m replying again. Sorry. :( Just wanted to say that I looked at your website and I am jealous of all the fun people you’ve met! I used to have the biggest crush on Clay Walker. It looks like you have the best job ever!
thank you, i do enjoy it. a lot. but really, where does the parm go? it can only make the meal better… i mean it is cheese. =D
I got this cookbook for Christmas, I have the meatloaf at home in the fridge ready for dinner tonight, can’t wait!
Oh my goodness, this looks incredible.
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Randall would probably think he died and went to heaven if I fixed this for him!!