You know, so many times meatloaf just doesn’t get the respect it really deserves. I mean, there are some not so great meatloaf recipes out there but by the same token, there are some super good ones out there too. Several years ago when my girls were little, I got a Betty Crocker cookbook for Christmas and I decided to try the meatloaf recipe, then I kind of put my own spin on it too…..that has been the go to since. Now I’ve tried some others over the years that were pretty darn good, but for some reason this is the one that my family usually eats the best.
Now, I started with hamburger and some elk burger…….but I realize that not everyone has elk available, and some don’t care to have it available and that’s just fine. Straight, full on hamburger or ground turkey or pork is just fine too.
Now the fun part, I threw in some bread crumbs, sage, salt, dry mustard, eggs, fresh garlic, BBQ sauce, chopped onion and worcestershire sauce and milk. Once that’s all in the same bowl, I combined everything well with my hands.
Put that baby in a baking pan and cut about 3 slices of bacon up and set them on top.
I popped it in the oven for about an hour and there you have it, super wonderful, moist and flavorful meatloaf.
Adapted from Bettery Crocker
1 1/2 lb ground beef
3/4 C plain bread crumbs
1/2 C milk
1 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 cloves garlic (diced)
1/2 C BBQ sauce
1 small onion, chopped
1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
3 slices bacon
Combine all ingredients with hands except bacon. Place in baking dish and top with sliced bacon. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes. Serves 8 – 10