A kicked up version of the family meatloaf! Plain Jane Meatloaf, wrapped in bacon that you brush with a spicy BBQ sauce!
1. LATTICE WEAVE
Place 3-4 strips of bacon vertically next to each other. Fold back every other one. Insert one additional piece of bacon horizontally. Then pull down the bacon you had flipped up, and flip back the ones that were flat. The bacon should go over one piece, then under another the next. Keep weaving until all of your bacon is interlaced. There are great tutorials on you tube and food network showing how to do this with pie crust if you need some additional assistance.
2. BROILER PAN SUBSTITUTIONS
Use a baking sheet with a wire rack laid on top of it. Just so the fat from meatloaf is allowed to drop to the lower pan away from the meatloaf.
3. BRUSH RECOMMENDATIONS
Look at the first picture in the blog. The silicone brush works so much better than the paint style brushes (aka pastry brushes) I know its an additional tool in your kitchen but the silicone is easier for cleanup and worth the cost.
All recipe nutritional information was calculated on what I purchased to make this recipe in My Fitness Pal. When you make the recipe, the calorie content could vary depending on what specific ingredients/brands you actually use. Please take that into consideration if you are following a strict diet.