Before you tackle this amazing bacon wrapped meatloaf though - I feel as though I should give you my disclaimer first. This is a recipe from Cook's Country and it took me a little over 45 minutes just to prep the loaf for baking. Once it was in the oven it took about 75 minutes to cook and then there was browning and resting time. It took me a total of 2 hours to make this meal.
Don't get me wrong, it was totally worth all of the extra effort and time that it took to get this meatloaf on the table - I just want to make sure that you plan your schedule accordingly so that you have plenty of time to recreate this fabulous meal.
1/4 BBQ Sauce
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
19 Ritz crackers
4 slices bacon, chopped
8 slices bacon
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
1/3 cup fresh parsley
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack in sheet.
Whisk together barbeque sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and glaze.
Process crackers in food processor.
Stir together milk, eggs, yolk, parsley, salt, pepper, 2 Tablespoons glaze and cracker crumbs.
Cut a 14x3 inch piece of foil. Poke 15 holes in foil with skewer.
Let rest 15 minutes then slice and serve with extra barbeque sauce.
You are going to love this meatloaf.