Easy Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf… So Easy The Cows Could Make It!


Submitted by Recipe Rain

Easy Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf… So Easy The Cows Could Make It!

You can follow this recipe exactly as it’s written, or if you have your own favorite meatloaf recipe, you can follow that one and then just wrap it up in the bacon. I can tell you right now, that once you make your meatloaf with bacon, you are never going to want to have it any other way again. We usually have mashed or baked potatoes to go with our and a steamed vegetable to make a complete meal. I don’t think that we have ever had any leftovers of this, so if you have a big or super hungry family, you may want to multiply the recipe.

Easy Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf… So Easy The Cows Could Make It!

Prep time 15 mins; Cook time 1 hour

Serves 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 Eggland's Best eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 10 slices Hormel bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions, saute for 4-5 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for an additional minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Add the ground pork, ground beef, eggs, thyme, steak seasoning, balsamic vinegar and breadcrumbs to a large bowl.
  5. Add the cooked onion and garlic, then use your hands to combine everything.
  6. Once the mixture is combined, weave the 10 strips of bacon together on a cutting board.
  7. Place the meatloaf mixture on top of the bacon.
  8. Wrap the bacon around the meatloaf.
  9. Grab a metal baking rack, and place on the bottom of the meatloaf.
  10. Flip the meatloaf over onto the baking rack, then place the baking rack on a foil lined baking sheet.
  11. Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour.
  12. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.