Crispy Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Topped with Barbeque Sauce
Since Barbeque season has been delayed due to this cold weather my daughter made this bacon and barbeque sauce topped meatloaf this weekend to give us that summer barbeque taste. The bacon comes out crispy and the barbeque sauce’s sticky sweet flavor is amazing!
She also made my Portuguese Style Potato Salad as a side for a real cook out theme!
By the way, it’s March 31st and it’s snowing and sleeting outside in New England! UGH!
2 and 1/2 pounds of ground beef or turkey
1 small onion (minced)
2 slices of wheat bread
1 cup of milk
1 cup of seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix
2 tablespoons of ketchup
1/2 package of sliced bacon (about 10 slices)
Barbeque Sauce ingredients:
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
Dissolve the bread in the milk in a small bowl. Mix all of the remaining meatloaf ingredients in a medium bowl except the bacon and the barbeque sauce. Shape into a loaf and place on a broiling pan which let the meatloaf cook faster and achieve a crispy texture. You may also cook the meatloaf in a medium tray lined with foil for easy cleanup.
Cover the meatloaf with the bacon.
Prepare the sauce by mixing the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and the sugar dissolves. Spread the sauce over the bacon.
Cook the meatloaf at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the meat reaches 165 degrees.
Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!