Meat Loaf – Love it!

This week I must have needed some comforting because that is what I was serving around here. For my anniversary I made Meatloaf covered in bacon, which turned out absolutely fantastic. Sides were corn and mashed potatoes. My husband actually called me from work the next day and said “Don’t let anyone eat all the meatloaf, I meant to bring it for lunch and I forgot, I want those left overs!!”
  The next night I used the recipe I have blogged about before and added to my Recipe Page the Perfect Pot Roast to make sandwiches on garlic toast with dill red potato salad. I played around a bit with my meatloaf recipe and it turned out so good that I thought I should post it up.
  The husband got me a Keurig and an adapter so I can use my own beans. I am still trying to figure it all out, I have had my old reliable coffee pot for so long, this thing seems like a spaceship.
 School is out so I have been cruising kid and crafting blogs to get ideas to keep them busy. I have already burned through all my own ideas and need many, many more.

Meat Loaf –

2 Cups Italian Bread Crumbs
1/2 tsp Hickory smoked salt (I got from Go Lb Salt)
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 eggs
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup Ketchup
1/2 diced yellow onion
4.5 lbs ground beef

Add all above ingredients in a bowl and then I firmly believe the only way to mix it is with your own hands. Just keep squishing, kneading and mixing with your hands until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Once mixed place on/in baking pan/sheet covered in aluminum foil. shape in an oval or rounded square shape, not too deep/high in any one place.
Then take thick sliced bacon and cover the whole thing in a layer of sliced bacon.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree over for 30 minutes.

Glaze – add glaze after 30 minutes.

1/2 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
Pinch of Hickory smoked salt
1/4 cup Red Wine vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp honey

Mix well and coat over loaf on top of bacon, I used a brush to get evenly over whole loaf. Put the whole thing back in the over for another 30-40 minutes until cooked all the way through. Then something I like to do, because I like crispy ends, is put the loaf up on the top rack and put the broil on high for a few minutes, just until I get a nice crisp.

Then serve with your favorite sides! This was a big hit with the kids and the friends they had over that night.

Here is a peek at the Perfect Pot Roast sandwiches, Yummy!! I dipped mine in the Au Jus.