Sweet & Smoky Bacon Meatloaf
2.5 Pounds Ground Beef (85% Lean)
1 Red Bell Pepper (Small Dice)
½ Sweet Onion (Small Dice)
2 Cups Condensed Tomato Soup
1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs (Plain)
4 Large Eggs (Whisked))
1/2 Cup Sweet & Smoky Blend
8 slices Bacon (Hickory Smoked)
1 oz Olive Oil
Step #1 Place 5 strips of bacon on a baking pan, then sprinkle one tablespoon of the sweet & smoky blend on top of them. Bake off at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or when the bacon is slightly crisp. Let the bacon cool off on the side before slicing. Slice the bacon into thin strips and place them in a large mixing bowl.
Step #2 While the bacon is cooking, cut up the onion, pepper, and sauté until translucent in olive oil. Place onions & peppers in the large mixing bowl.
Step #3 Add the ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, tomato soup and two tablespoons of the sweet & smoky blend to the large mixing bowl and mix ALL ingredients until completely mixed together.
Step #4 Place the meatloaf mix into a loaf or baking pan that has been sprayed with PAM spray. Add the remaining three slices of bacon in a lattice design on top. Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of the sweet & smoky blend on top.
Step #5 Place the meatloaf in the oven at 350°F for sixty to ninety minutes depending on the thickness of the meatloaf and size of the pan.