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Tasty Tuesdays: Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Folks, this recipe is coming to you from the brilliant male mind of my guy.  J told me last night that he wanted to make meatloaf so we did the perfunctory grocery run.  Little did I know, he had an amazing plan in the works for this gluten-free comfort meal.  It is a meatlover’s dream come true, a carnivore’s paradise, and with the addition of some extra veggies, I felt pretty good about it too.  Plus, I had fun playing sous chef this time around!

What you need:

The Meatloaf

  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lbs pork sausage
  • 6 crimini mushrooms – chopped
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • sea salt – to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. brown rice (cooked)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 1 red pepper – chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 jalapeño – finely chopped
  • 1/2 lbs bacon

The Glaze

  • 1/4 c. ketchup (Annie’s brand is gluten-free and organic)
  • 1/4 c. chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cook the rice according to packaging instructions.  1 c. of uncooked rice should equal about 2 c. of cooked rice.

In a small bowl, combine eggs, mushrooms, thyme, pepper, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and sea salt to taste.  Add in cooked rice and mix well.

In a small skillet over medium heat, sauté onions, garlic, red pepper, and jalapeño in coconut oil.  Add this to the egg/rice mixture.

Combine beef and pork in a bowl and pour the egg/rice/veggie mixture over top.  Mix in well.

Place aluminum foil over a 11×17 cookie sheet.  Set a wire cooling rack over the cookie sheet and cover this in aluminum foil as well.  Form the meat mixture in a loaf shape on the cooling rack.

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for glaze and stir with a whisk.  Spoon this glaze over the meatloaf (use a basting brush as needed).  Lay strips of uncooked bacon over top of the glazed meatloaf.

Place in the over and cook for 50 minutes.  Use a meat thermometer to see that center of meatloaf heats to 160 degrees.  When center is thoroughly cooked, remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes on the cooling rack.

Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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4 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

  1. whatimeant2say
    August 14, 2012

    I think this would be a hit with both the Cap’n and Dimples!

  2. madmuscat
    August 15, 2012

    Hi! This post is great, who doesn’t love meat wrapped in meat?!

    I’ve just started my food/fashion blog called Gourmet Sartorialist and It’s a pretty random concept where I match a dish with an outfit, but i’d love for you to have a look! p.s there are recipes! 🙂

    http://www.netcommads.wordpress.com

    Anyway, keep up the great work! I’ll be watching.

    • Audrey
      August 16, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Your blog concept is very cool, there are some awesome food/fashion matchups in there. Are you new to WordPress?

  3. Pingback: Tasty Tuesdays: Chicken Cordon Bleu | Dangerously Daydreaming

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