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BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

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"This meatloaf is very moist and flavorful, and super easy and quick to make."

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Original recipe makes 1 meatloaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x11-inch baking dish.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until edges just start to curl, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels. Reserve about 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in the skillet.
  3. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the bacon drippings until onion is softened, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Mix cooled onion and garlic, ground beef, 1/2 cup barbeque sauce, bread crumbs, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, oregano, and chili powder together with your hands in a large bowl. Form beef mixture into a log-shaped meatloaf; place in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Wrap partially-cooked bacon slices around the meatloaf, tucking the ends of bacon underneath the loaf.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Brush bacon-wrapped meatloaf with 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce. Continue baking until no longer pink in the center, about 10 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2013

This was very different and very good - once some critical changes in measurements were made, at least to please Hubs and me. After decades of meatloaf making :) you grow to recognize how much wet and how much dry ingredients you'll need. The half cup of bread crumbs was just fine (up to 2/3 cup would have been okay), but two eggs and a half cup of barbecue sauce (or milk, or ketchup, or whatever wet ingredient you choose to use) is an amount better suited for two pounds of meat, not one! Also, Worcestershire sauce has a distinct flavor and shouldn't be overdone - half the amount was just right for our tastes - 1-1/2 tsp. I skipped the optional chili powder because I was so enthusiastic about the flavors of BBQ sauce, oregano and Dijon - not to mention the bacon! - and I felt the chili powder would be an unneccessary distraction rather than a positive contribution. I used a meatloaf mix (beef, veal, pork) and added some chopped celery along with the onion - and of course I seasoned this well with salt and pepper. The bottom line is that this was darned good, an interesting change from the usual meatloaf.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2013

This had a good flavor, but it was way too wet to form into a log. I suggest cutting the egg to one and the bbq sauce to 1/4 cup, or add it little by little. I used 1/2 cup bread crumbs as the recipe said, so maybe more bread would help also. I also cooked the back a little longer before I used it. Not sure if I'll make this again.


28 Ratings

Mar 17, 2013

Good recipe with a few changes. I have a big family so I used 2 1/2 pounds of meat, used ketchup and BBQ sauce in the meatloaf and also about a tablespoon of hot sauce and omitted the chili powder. I added green pepper to the onion/garlic saute. After wrapping with the bacon I made a topping mixture of BBQ sauce, ketchup, honey and Brown sugar which I rubbed over the top before baking. Turned out awesome. I would have given this 5 stars but you needed some tweeks to make it a really great meatloaf.

Jul 05, 2013

You don't need to form log if you use loaf pan. The wetness described will cook away by adding 10-15 minutes and be really moist. Dryness is biggest complaint of meatloaf. I add cheddar cheese down middle. the best meatloaf I ever ate was cooked in electric skillet if you have one. granny with 50 yrs meatloaf experience

Jul 18, 2015

I added bell peppers and 1/4 onion soup mix, my family loved this meatloaf

Jul 03, 2015

I made this for 2 bacon lovers. They thought it was awesome! I am just not a big fan of meatloaf. However, I really enjoyed making the recipe and will change up some of the ingredients next time. More garlic!

Mar 14, 2015

yummy, easy, and quick... family loved it!

Aug 21, 2014

This meatloaf turned out great! I'm from the Netherlands and had never had or made a meatloaf before but according to my american friends it was one of the best they had ever had... so, thanks!! :-)


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  • Calories
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 174 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 946 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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