This isn’t something that I make often, mainly because it’s not the healthiest of dinners, and when I do me and daddy try not to indulge although it is pretty hard considering those delightful pieces of bacon all out and through the loaf!
As for the little ones they pretty much dive in head first with no sign of coming out until I blow the whistle, which is fine by me because I make it just for them and I’m sure your family will enjoy it too, so here we go.
All you need is…….
1.25 Lbs Ground Beef (at least 85% lean)
4 Slices of This Apple wood Smoked Bacon
1 stalk celery chopped finely
1 small red onion chopped finely
2 garlic cloves pressed
1 1/2 cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese plus a bit for sprinkling
1/3 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons Stone Ground Mustard
2 Tablespoons Sweet Relish
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
1/3 cup Ketchup
1 teaspoon Stone Ground Mustard
a few dashes of Worcestershire
a few sliced red onion
Pre heat oven to 350° Chop up that bacon into tiny pieces and place in hot pan evenly.
Turn heat on a cook bacon rendering the fat.
When bacon brown add that garlic to the fat and let cook a bit, now add your chopped onion and celery to pan.
Saute everything together, make sure bacon is no longer pink and when celery and onion are soft turn off heat.
Let that sit and cool off for bit. In a bowl mix ground beef, bread crumbs shredded cheese, ketchup, mustard, relish, Worcestershire, eggs.
Now add the cooked bacon garlic, onion and celery with all its drippings.
Mix everything well, go on ahead and put your hands in it!
Now place the mix in a meatloaf pan. If you don’t have one form a loaf with your hands and place in baking dish.
For the topping mix the ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce good! Spread on top of meatloaf.
Add red onion on top. tightly cover loaf pan with aluminum foil.
Place in oven for cook in oven for 40 minutes and them take off aluminum foil turn up to 400° and cook for another 10 minutes.
When finished serve, topped with a sprinkle of cheese and crumbled bacon.