Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Glazed Bacon Meatloaf

Hey ladies and gents! Welcome to Everyday Meals! This week, I will be at home with my hubby and my brother. We don't agree on much. The things we do agree on pertain to food, mostly. It's tough to get a couple of grown men to agree on what to eat! I have to say though, the one thing, food-wise, that we all agree on is meatloaf... and bacon. Always, always bacon.

What man, woman, and child doesn't enjoy a great meatloaf? It's the quintessential American family meal. You serve it along side some mashed potatoes, a tall glass of milk, and voila! We're going to kick it up a bit tonight by topping this delicious meatloaf with a tomato glaze and bacon. Lots and lots of bacon! So, if you all are ready, I'll meet you in the kitchen!

Glazed Bacon Meatloaf
Yield 4 servings

You will need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 10 ounces ground pork
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1.5 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pimentón smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper to taste
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed and minced
  • 6 ounces thick-cut bacon
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the ground beef, ground pork, onion, garlic, panko, Gruyere, egg, milk, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, honey, soy sauce, pimentón, salt, pepper and thyme to a bowl. 
  3. Put a food-safe glove on and use your hand to knead the mixture until uniform.
  4. Line a broiler pan with some parchment paper. 
  5. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf on the parchment paper. 
  6. Top with the bacon, slightly overlapping each slice.
  7. Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes. 
  8. While the meatloaf is in the oven, make the glaze by mixing the ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a small bowl to combine. 
  9. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and cover with the glaze. 
  10. Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer reads 160 degrees. 
  11. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow it to rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting into it.
  12. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining me today. I hope your family really enjoys this meatloaf recipe. I'll be back tomorrow, like always. Until then, I bid you all a happy day, and happy blogging to all!