My husband hates meatloaf - well he did until I made this (without knowing he hated meatloaf at the time) one night for dinner 28 years ago. After dinner is when he told me he hated meatloaf....until that night!!!!! This is the only meatloaf he will eat!!!
in a large mixing bowl add all ingredients except bacon, mix with hands very well (i now have a stand up mixer and use it instead;fast!) before i had the stand up mixer, i used powder free surgical gloves to mix the ingredients, i do still use them to get the mixture out of the bowl and into the loaf pan though
put mixture in loaf pan; i use the perfect meatloaf pan, nice draining of the fat from the sausage;before buying perfect meatloaf pan i used roasting pan with bottom lined with foil for easier clean up