Love meatloaf? Then try bacon covered meatloaf for an even tastier recipe. Easy to make and easy to adapt to your taste and likings.
Bacon Covered Meatloaf
Bacon covered meatloaf is such a perfect recipe to use ground/mince meat, and a fabulous way to hide more vegetables if you have reluctant children. Bacon covered meatloaf is so versatile and so easy to make. You can whip this together while the oven is warming up then whilst it is cooking prepare the vegetables. I generally serve this with mashed cauliflower and silver beet carbonara.
- It is incredibly low carb with only 1g net carbs per slice.
- Hide grated vegetables inside.
- It’s fabulous for breakfast the next day or school lunches.
- The meatloaf can be frozen as individual slices with baking paper in between. Defrost a slice as you need it.
- Leftovers are king for breakfast (cereals are so last year 😉 ).
- If this recipe appeals, take a look at my meatloaf cupcakes. A simple and portable solution for school lunches, breakfast and snacks on the go.
Bacon Covered Meatloaf
I loooove making bacon covered meatloaf. You can hide all manner of vegetables inside from picky children and the bacon crust will please everyone. Perfect cold and sliced in school lunch boxes.
- 1 spring onion sliced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 750 g mince/ground beef
- 750 g mince/ground pork
- 2 eggs - medium lightly beaten
- handful fresh parsley chopped
- handful fresh basil chopped
- 2 slices bacon diced
- 2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes chopped
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- vegetables of choice diced/grated/shredded
- 6 slices bacon to cover the meatloaf
- Optional - if not paleo you can add 100g / 3.5 grated cheese of choice to the meatloaf mixture
Oil and line a baking tray before starting.
Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix together with your hands until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated together.
Form into a large meatloaf shape on the lined baking tray. Cover with the bacon slices and sprinkle on parmesan cheese (optional).
Bake at 180C/350F for 50 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in the centre.
Nutrition values do not include vegetables you may choose to add. You will need to make additions for those.
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