Cooking has always played a big part in my life. From a very young age, I was in the kitchen eager to learn. One dish that was always a favorite of my father’s was meatloaf. I created many versions over the years. Some good, some not so good but all were an integral part of my development as a cook.
Well, I have finally come up with best meatloaf ever! I adapted my recipe from a version that I saw in an amazing cookbook called American Classics. I just made this meatloaf again last night and it is fantastic. I hope you love it.
Heat oil in medium skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook until onions are deep golden brown. If onions start to burn, reduce heat to low. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Remove from heat to cool.
In a medium bowl, combine eggs with next six ingredients. Place meat, crackers, parsley, onion mixture in large bowl. Add egg mixture and mix well until meat mixture is thoroughly combined. Be careful not to overmix or meatloaf will be tough.
Turn meat mixture onto foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet and form into loaf shape (approximately 9 x 5 inches). Brush meatloaf with glaze mixture. Arrange bacon slices, crosswise, over meatloaf, slightly overlapping so that the surface is completely covered. Use a spatula to tuck the bacon ends under the meatloaf.
Bake the meatloaf until bacon is crisp and the internal temperature of the meatloaf registers 160 degrees, approximately 1 hour. Cool meatloaf 10-15 minutes. Slice and serve.
Combine all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan
Heat ingredients and mix well.
Note: If desired, glaze recipe can be doubled. While meatloaf is cooling, simmer additional glaze mixture over medium heat until thickened. Serve extra glaze with meatloaf.
Makes 8 servings
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