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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

A kicked up version of the family meatloaf! Plain Jane Meatloaf, wrapped in bacon that you brush with a spicy BBQ sauce!  

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon wrapped meatloaf
Servings: 4 4 oz slices
Calories: 448 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
  • 1/3 lb 85/15 Ground Beef, raw
  • 1/3 lb Ground Pork, raw
  • 1/3 lb Ground Lamb, raw
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 Tbs Fresh Parsley or 1 Tbs dried Parsley
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce We like Famous Dave's Devil's Spit
  • 7 slices Center cut Bacon
  1. Make Lattice woven bacon. (see note #1)
  2. Mix Ground Meats thoroughly.
  3. Add Onions, Parsley, Salt, Pepper, Panko and egg. Mix Thoroughly.
  4. Form meatloaf into a log shape and place on Broiler Pan (with holes) (see note #2 for substitutions.)
  5. Lay Bacon Lattice atop Meatloaf, tucking bacon under where possible to secure. Where it won't wrap tightly, secure with toothpicks. (Keep track of how many you use to pull them out before serving.)
  6. Brush Bacon with BBQ sauce. (See note #3 for suggestion on the best brush)
  7. Place Pan in oven on shelf closer to the top of the oven for 45 minutes or until temperature reaches 160.
  8. Brush Bacon periodically with additional BBQ sauce as it is cooking.
  9. Once meatloaf is at 160 degrees, remove from oven.
  10. Place Meatloaf on a cutting board to rest (under foil to maintain heat) for 15 minutes..
  11. Remove all toothpicks, slice and serve.
Recipe Notes

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.

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.

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.