In a large bowl, combine the beef, corn flakes (or bread crumbs) and beaten egg. Add the tomato soup (or juice) and seasonings. Mix thoroughly. Pack firmly into a loaf pan to shape the meatloaf. Turn the meatloaf out into a small roasting pan. Pour the boiling water over the meatloaf. Place the 4 slices of bacon across the top of the meatloaf. Bake at 350* for 30 to 35 minutes.