Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

1 pound ground beef
½ pound ground pork
¼ cup minced onions
¼ cup minced bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 each eggs
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons hot sauce (Tabasco or your favorite)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 to 6 strips uncooked bacon

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Sauté the onions, bell pepper & garlic with the olive oil for 3-4 minutes over medium heat. Cool completely.

Combine all ingredients except the bacon in a mixing bowl and mix well until the ingredients are blended evenly. Take a small teaspoon of the mixture and fry in a small frying pan and taste for proper seasoning. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Spray a large baking pan with non-stick spray and form one long loaf of even thickness and length. After loaf is formed, place the strips of bacon evenly over the meat loaf.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 1 hour or until the meatloaf reaches an internal temperatures of 150 degrees. Remove from oven and let meatloaf rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.