Let me start this by saying I don’t like meatloaf. On a scale of 1-10 it would probably get an 1. So why am I posting a meatloaf recipe?! Because this recipe changed that for me. I used to think that meatloaf was inevitably dry, but that isn’t true when you wrap it in bacon and coat it with sauce and cooking it on a grill allows the fat to flow away which means flavor without greasiness. Now I won’t say this is my favorite recipe ever, but as far as meatloaves go this is a winner for me. I even look forward to leftovers now. Meatloaf sandwich anyone?

The Pioneer Woman’s Favorite Meatloaf (and mine too!)

Ingredients
Meatloaf:
1 cup Whole Milk
6 slices White Bread
2 pounds Ground Beef
1 cup (heaping) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
3/4 teaspoons Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/3 cup Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
4 whole Eggs Beaten
10 slices Thin/regular Bacon
 
Sauce:
1-1/2 cup Ketchup
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
Tabasco To Taste
 
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.
Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten 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 to drain. Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.
Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.
Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.
Source: Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
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