Prepare rice ahead of time. You will need 3 c. of prepared rice for 3 lbs. of meat. Let cool.
Saute bacon and onion in about 1-2 TBL. of olive oil till bacon is almost done, add mushrooms and cook a few minutes longer. Let cool.
In large bowl, break apart ground beef, add mushroom mix, all spices, and eggs. Mix together. On a large pc.of foil, mold meatloaf mixture into a roll.
Now flatten meat out into a rectangular shape. Place thin slices of beef to cover most of the meat, leaving a couple inches around all sides. Spoon on rice placing in the center of your sliced meat.
Using the foil as a rollin tool, began to roll meatloaf into a log. Seal ends and using the foil to pick up your loaf, place in baking dish, or onto bakers rack SEAM side down. Place a pc. of foil over top of loaf to keep from over browning and drying out. Bake 375° for about 1 hr. Remove foil and bake about 15 min longer. Use meat thermometer at 1 hr to check for doneness.
Serve with mushroom onion brown gravy.
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