Bacon-Wrapped & BBQ-Glazed Meatloaf


You know you need more meat in your life.


Bacon-Wrapped & BBQ-Glazed Meatloaf
Adapted from the Food Network

2 tsp coconut oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 eggs
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
1/4 tsp hot red pepper sauce, like Cholula
1/2 cup milk
1 pound ground beef
1 pound spicy ground pork sausage
2 Tbs coconut flour
2 Tbs dried parsley
4 pieces thick-sliced bacon
1/2 cup bottled bbq sauce of choice (or make your own)




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until softened, about 5 minutes; set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, mix eggs with thyme, salt, pepper, mustard, Worchestershire, hot sauce, and milk. Add egg mixture to meat in a large bowl, along with coconut flour, parsley and cooked onions and garlic; mix with your hands until evenly blended and meat mixture does not stick to bowl. (If mixture does stick, add additional milk, a couple tablespoons at a time, and continue stirring until mixture stops sticking.)

Turn meat mixture onto a work surface. With wet hands, pat mixture into a loaf approximately 9 by 5 inches.

Cover a wire rack with foil; prick foil in several places with a fork. Place a rack on a shallow roasting pan lined with foil for easy cleanup.

Set formed loaf on rack. Brush loaf with bbq sauce, then arrange bacon slices, crosswise, over loaf, overlapping them slightly and tucking them under to prevent curling. Bake until bacon is crisp and the center of the loaf registers 160 degrees on a meat thermometer, about 1 hour and a half. Cool for at least 20 minutes. Slice and serve.





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