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Friday, February 3, 2012

Meat loaf w/Surprise Ingredients?

This recipe has a couple surprise ingredients.  Honey, Bacon and Raisins

My husband love it and it tastes good hot or cold in sandwiches.

To begin preheat your oven 350 degrees.

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 large celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons Italian seasoning 
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  •  2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce or ketchup  (I even  have added 3 Tablespoons tomato paste for more tomato taste.)
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs or crushed soda crackers
  • 3 pounds meat-loaf mix (1 pound lean ground beef, 1pound ground pork, 1 pound ground veal)
  • 4 strips thick-sliced bacon 1/4 cup hone
Putting it together:

Once all your ingredients are laid out on the counter start adding them to a large mixing bowl on

top of the three meats. Go ahead and  stir or better yet work with your hands to mix thoroughly

It's gooey and sticky but works together best, form into a loaf shape and pat firmly into an 9-by-5-

inch loaf pan.

Lay the 4  bacon strips  over the loaf, and drizzle the honey over the top. 

Sprinkle with a bit of black pepper and a bit of Ketchup.

Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the meat loaf registers 150° F.

Remove from oven and pour off the fat. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do..

It will make very good cold sandwiches if there are leftovers... and will be firm to cut.
Now you're cookin!


  1. Cheryl,
    This looks great. I LOVE meatloaf, and this would fit into my GAPS healthy eating plan, too :) :) Thanks for the recipe :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of CAlifornia, Heather :)

  2. Love the info. on the Buttermilk, well all the info ls fun. I love this kind of stuff. Thanks