Guilty Indulgence — Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

I have a few vegetarian friends, a few friends that can’t eat carbohydrates and several diabetic friends – all who I hope occasionally read this site – and I have never felt guilty about posting a recipe until now.

 

This artery clogging gluttonous guilty pleasure of a meatloaf is insane. Meat and pork wrapped in bacon (the gift from the gods)? Oh, there’s not a single healthy thing I can think to say about this. The measly one carrot, celery stalk, half and onion – they don’t even count as vegetable here. They just add to volume of meatiness. And, of course, meatloaf and mashed potatoes are blood brothers and go hand in hand so that was on the table too…

 

When you can’t find me for the next week it is because I died trying to run off the guilt of enjoying this meal.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

from http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound all natural sausage
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 pieces of white bread, crusts removed and torn into small pieces (or 1 cup panko bread crumbs)
  • 1 14 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor fitted with the steel blade attachment, pulse together carrot, onion, and celery until fined minced. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet set over medium heat and cook the onion mixture until softened, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

In a small bowl, place bread or breadcrumbs and pour over evaporated milk. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine meats, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, cheese, tomato sauce, garlic, and cooled onion mixture with 2 forks. Mix in breadcrumb mixture.

In a large loaf pan, lay one end of a slice of bacon on one end of the pan, so the other end comes up over the side. Lay the next slice over the first slice so that it overlaps, and the end comes up over the other side of the pan. Repeat until the whole bottom of the pan is lined with bacon. Place meatloaf mixture on top of bacon and fill to the top. Take the ends of the bacon and wrap them up over the top of the meat mixture.

Bake for 1 hour, pull from oven and carefully drain off a bit of the fat. Return to the oven and bake for 30 minutes more.

 

Cooking notes:

  • I added 1/2 of a red pepper to the onion mixture cuz that’s just how I roll.
  • I didn’t have evaporated milk on hand so I used 1 cup buttermilk in its place.
  • I had to use 2 loaf pans with the amount of meat.

Comments

  1. wow that would make my husband so happy

  2. Hey Kita! I am from your SITS tribe, Spot. You have a nice space here.

    Your intro made me LOL! This may not be the healthiest dish but it sure sounds tasty and would make 2 very happy teenagers at our home :)

  3. I still haven’t found a meatloaf recipe I’m in love with.. will have to try this one!

  4. Holy cow, this is fabulous. Screw health. Sometimes you just NEED an epic artery clogging monstrosity like this!

  5. Where did the gravy come from? Is that from the pan drippings?

  6. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that another blogger used this photo in a post about “Cupcake Abuse” (even thought it isn’t a cupcake). She didn’t give you credit or link to your blog from her blog or her Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheCupcakeCritic
    http://www.thecupcakecritic.com/2012/05/stop-cupcake-abuse.html
    Just thought you may want to know. :)

  7. Mary Downey says:

    Oh yeh, now that’s some REAL food right there ! I come from Glasgow, Scotland, where clogged arteries are a way of life…..kidding ! I now live in USA, where my passion for good old meat and potatoes have been somewhat frowned upon in recent years due to…clogged arteries in the USA haha ! Sadly, one cannot live on cholesterol alone, but once in a while you have to dust off your meat grinder, pay homage to fatty bacon, and enjoy…oh so enjoy, a meal such as this to keep you grounded. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe, I am just drooling ! I’ll be back for sure. Thinking of starting my own blog soon, so your recipes give me hope for the world ! haha. Cheerio for now….

  8. Looks like a must-try. Yummy!

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