Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bacon Topped Meat Loaf

Living by myself has it advantages and disadvantages.
The good stuff is the remote is mine, Mine, MINE! And I can eat ice cream for breakfast if I want.
The bad part is I miss having a family. And whatever I cook I have to eat until it is gone which makes me get sick of things very quickly. But I have family coming, so yay, real food.
This is winter food. I prefer summer food but when it is cold you just really need comfort food and meatloaf is it. I have made this for years, so long I don't even remember where it came from and I always lose the recipe. Let's just say, it is the only meatloaf that I will eat. That of course means it is probably fattening and sooo good with mashed potatoes and butter. It doesn't have bell peppers etc. so it doesn't taste like vegetables and herbs, but is very moist and the chili sauce makes it a little sweet. Sweet is good.

I tried something different this time and will go back to the old way which I like far better. So the photos and directions are a little opposite than what I explain below, go with what is written.


2 T ketchup
1 egg yolk
1 T horseradish
2 T butter, softened
1 cube beef boullion
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 c cracker crumbs
1 lb ground beef
Chili sauce to cover
3-4 bacon slices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place ketchup in the bottom of a loaf pan.
In a large bowl, mix yolk, horseradish and butter.
Soften boullion in a few tablespoons of hot water and add to mixture.
Add onion and cracker crumbs and mix to blend.
Now the yucky part, add ground beef and using your hands, blend it all together, then form it into a loaf shape.
Place in loaf pan.

Spread chili sauce over.
Yes there is bacon underneath, ignore that.
It is better with the bacon on top.

Set bacon on top.
Pretend there is chili sauce underneath the bacon.

Bake 1 hour.
You will need to carefully drain the juices and fats before removing the meatloaf from the pan.

Once again, there is supposed to be cooked bacon on top.

This time I tried it the way my friend does, but I like it much better the way I have written it here.


noble pig said...

Now we're talking, this sounds delish, I'm sure the bacon flavors the meatlof nicely.

lisalyn said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I'm not a huge fan of Valentines Day...however, I love all the ideas. Any reason to celebrate is good to me!! :)

I'd say your recipe today looks delightful...but I'm vegetarian, so I will say the pomegranate salad does look delightful. :)

Olga said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I guess we have a love of mangos in common :)

I was tempted to leave a comment on your post about Rio, but thought it might be less than PC :) So I'd leave a comment on this piece of meat instead: Great idea to top it off with bacon.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Amber,
Just popped in from the Friday Friends. I just had to compliment you on your meat loaf. I usually make bacon topped meat loaf but mine never looked so good. The addition of chili sauce and horseradish is the icing on the; Meat Loaf!!!

Thanks for sharing...

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