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Tuesday, January 22, 2013


This wonderful recipe comes from one of my all time favorite food blogs, twirlandtaste.com ! Every single food item in this blog sets my mouth to watering and my taste buds to tingling.
It is for certain not your everyday ordinary meatloaf as it contains a total of 13 ingredients including BACON. Now we all know that everything goes better with Bacon.
2 lb. ground round
1 lb. ground pork
18 saltine crackers, crushed
1/2 bell pepper, diced (I used orange and yellow ones because that's what I had)
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 onion, diced
2 big eggs, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 slices partially cooked bacon, cut in half
Combine beef through brown sugar with your hands just until combined. Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes, then form into a 10X5 loaf. Top with the halved bacon slices. Place meatloaf on a rack lined with foil. Punch holes in foil to allow drippings. Place rack on baking sheet, bake 1 hour. Turn the broiler on for just a few minutes so bacon will crisp. Watch it closely so the bacon does not burn.
Now whisk together 1/2 cup brown sugar with 3/4 cup of ketchup and 1 tablespoon vinegar, pour over the top and allow it to drip over the sides of the meatloaf. Bake 15 more minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven, let stand for 20 minutes before slicing.


"I never met a meatloaf that I did not love, but this one holds a very special place in my heart of meatloaf's."~Adele Forbes


  1. I'm amused by the name .... 'He-Man meatloaf'. Must make a man very macho after eating this!

  2. It's true. No man who ever ate this has been diagnosed with Low-T (low testosterone). As I'm salivating over the photos, I'm dreaming of a bigass hunk of He Man Meatloaf between two slices of French bread (the following day, of course). Mmm mmm good!

  3. haha, you always make me laugh Adam...I so appreciate that. Your sense of humor is exhilarating