Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

What isn't to love about a delicious meatloaf wrapped in bacon.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon wrapped meatloaf
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 478kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 C milk
  • 6 bread slices
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 C grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt such as Lawry's
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 8-12 thin bacon slices
  • Tomato Gravy
  • 1 1/2 C ketchup
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • Dash or two of hot sauce - more if you like heat


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Pour the milk over the bread and allow it to soak in or several minutes
  • Place the ground beef, milk soaked bread, Parmesan cheese, salt, seasoned salt, black pepper and parsley in a large mixing bowl
  • Pour in the eggs
  • With clean hands, mix the ingredients until combined well
  • Form the mixture into a loaf shape and place on a broiler pan, this will allow the fat from the meat to drain
  • Line the bottom of the pan with foil to make clean up easier
  • Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf
  • Make the tomato gravy
  • Pour the ketchup into a small bowl, add brown sugar and dry mustard and splash of hot sauce
  • Stir the mixture until well combined
  • Pour one third of the tomato gravy over the top of the meatloaf
  • Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another one third of the remaining tomato gravy over the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 15 minutes
  • Serve with the remaining tomato gravy on the side as a dipping sauce


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 1086mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 3mg