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Bacon Meatloaf
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Barbecue Bacon Meatloaf

Barbecue bacon meatloaf is one of the best meatloaf recipes you will ever try. Ground bacon and spices are blended to form a paste that's mixed right into ground beef. Top with your fave BBQ sauce.
Course Main Courses
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 227kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 3 slices of bread torn up into small pieces
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 6 slices raw bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Process bread in a food processor until it becomes course crumbs. Pour bread crumbs into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, brown sugar, and FIVE slices of the bacon in the food processor. Combine until the mixture forms a thick paste.
  • Scrape the paste out into the mixing bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add the ground beef, milk, egg, Worcestershire, and mustard. Mix until ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Form beef mixture into a loaf on a greased cookie sheet. Spread the barbecue sauce over the top. Bake for I hour and 15 minutes or the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • In the meantime, chop the remaining strip of bacon and fry it until it is crisp. Drain on a paper towel.
  • Allow the meatloaf to rest for five minutes before serving. Top with the crispy bacon bits.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.6mg