Dad requested meatloaf for Father's Day. I used Pioneer Woman's recipe for Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf. The bacon added such great flavor, I think this may be my new go to recipe. I mean, have you seen anything like this? Ever?
The recipe called for 2 pounds of meat, I used 3. It also called for 6 slices of bread. Me thinks that's too much bread for me. I used 3 pieces and it was fine. I also cut the eggs from 4 to 3 and added a finely chopped onion. I have used bread crumbs in the past, but this soaked bread method was great for keeping the meat moist (I'm sure the bacon fat didn't hurt either).
|Waiting for the brown sugar glaze|
The other thing I would do next time is to not put the glaze on until at least halfway through the cooking time. See how the bacon on that little end piece is nice and crispy? Well, the rest, not so much. The bacon never got a chance to crisp up because of the glaze. I do not like floppy bacon, so I basically had to take the bacon off and that left me with none of that yummy sauce on top. The bacon still served it's purpose even though I didn't eat it because that meatloaf had some FLAVA!