Jun 19, 2009

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

After almost a week of being sick, not able to cook my boys realy missed "mom's food"
And because I'm still recuperating and I don't have my strength back I decided to make something that doesn't require to much work. Meatloaf. Great tasting, easy to make, can be served cold or hot, works as an appetizer or main dish. Very versatile.

Ingredients for two small meat-loafs.

1 kg of chicken ground meat (or turkey)
2 cups of bread crumbs
1 small onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp of dry herbs (I used italian herbs)
1 tbsp of fresh chopped parsley
1 extra large ( or 2 small) egg lightly beaten
salt and pepper to taste.
2 X 370 g chicken or turkey bacon ( 2 packages)

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients, until very well combined. Preheat the oven to 375˚F.

In a rectangular oven save dish (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches) arrange the bacon slices slightly overlapping across the length of the dish ending with two slices sitting perpendicular at each end. ( see the picture). Keep in mind there will be 2 loafs so try to divide the space in the baking dish equally.

Divide the mixture in two equal parts.

Transfer one of the mixture over the bacon slices and shape into a loaf. Cover the length of the loaf with the slices position at the end's. If the slices are not long enough, just complete with a new bacon slice.

Then start wrapping the bacon around the loaf alternating the sides.

Repeat for the second loaf.

Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until the internal temperature of 180˚F.

Serve with mashed potatoes, and salad or your choice of side dish.



s. stockwell said...

Great family recipe! Sending best wishes you get healthy & strong soon!! best, s

Laura said...

Thank you, for the best wishes, s.

Testing only said...

Hope you are well now. Your bacon wrapped simply look irresistable.

Laura said...

Thanx Tasting only, I'm very well. The loaf is very easy to make, and very tasty.

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