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meat loaf with bacon, cheese and brown sugar ketchup glaze~robynne

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Robynne Glenn
Lake Arrowhead, CA

This is adapted from a recipe from the Food Network. It is a little time consuming, but well worth the time and effort. It is the only meatloaf I make now. Enjoy! Disclaimer: I have always used recipes as a guide and use my instincts and experience to alter or omit ingredients as I cook. Therefore, it has always been a challenge when sharing recipes with others. I doubt I make dishes the same way twice. So, I advise you to use my recipes the same way. Trust your experience and adjust to your personal taste~Robynne

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For meat loaf with bacon, cheese and brown sugar ketchup glaze~robynne

  • 1 1/2 c
    ketchup or chili sauce **i use 3/4 c of each
  • 4 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    cider or white vinegar
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 lg
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    steak sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 lb
    meat loaf mix (1 part ground chuck, 1 part ground pork)
  • 2/3 c
    crushed saltines (approx. 16) or 1 1/3 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 lb
    bacon, cooked until crispy but slightly flexible
  • 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How To Make meat loaf with bacon, cheese and brown sugar ketchup glaze~robynne

  • 1
    MIX glaze ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • 2
    COOK bacon and drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • 3
    PREHEAT oven to 350 F degrees. Saute onion and garlic in oil until softened, about 5 minutes; set aside to cool.
  • 4
    MIX eggs with thyme, salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire, steak sauce, hot pepper sauce, and milk. Add egg mixture to meat in a large bowl, along with crackers or bread crumbs, parsley and cooked onions and garlic; mix with a fork until evenly blended and meat mixture does not stick to bowl. *If mixture does stick, add additional mil a couple tablespoons at a time and continue mixing until mixture stops sticking.
  • 5
    COVER a wire rack with foil, prick foil in several places with a fork. Place rack on a shallow roasting pan lined with foil for easy cleanup.
  • 6
    TURN meat mixture onto prepared rack and with wet hands form mixture into a loaf approximately 9 X 5 inches.
  • 7
    BAKE loaf for 35 minutes; remove from oven. Top loaf evenly with glaze mixture. Add bacon crosswise, over loaf, overlapping them slightly. Return to oven for 5-10 minutes or until bacon is crispy and glaze is bubbly.
  • 8
    REMOVE from oven and top with grated cheese. Return to oven for final time until cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Approximately 5 minutes.
  • 9
    Let cool 20 minutes. Slice and serve.

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