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meat loaf with bacon sauce

Recipe by
Nathaniel Lutz
Georgetown, TX

No Ketchup when you taste the homemade sauce optional

yield 4 -6 people
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For meat loaf with bacon sauce

  • 1 can
    8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 3 slice
    hickory smoked bacon
  • 1/4 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 lg
    sweet yellow onion chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 tube
    saltine crackers crumbled
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    each salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce

How To Make meat loaf with bacon sauce

  • 1
    In a saucepan saute the chopped onion with the butter until tender
  • 2
    Fry the bacon in a medium saucepan with lid. Once browned add the onions & butter and tomato sauce. Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 3
    Simmer until reduced 50% about 15 minutes
  • 4
    Combine ground chuck, crackers, eggs, seasonings mix well. After the sauce has cooled completely, add 1/2 cup of sauce into the meat mixture. Shape into a loaf pan prepared by spraying with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  • 5
    Pour remaining sauce over the shaped loaf and bake at 400 for apprx 1 hour. After about 30 minutes, drain off fat and return to oven. Before serving drain off all fat and let sit for 10 minutes. Best served with our Golden mashed potatoes and savory peas.

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