Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I get raves on this from anyone and everyone that eats it - meatloaf lovers and non-lovers. I know it looks like a lot of ingredients, but almost all are things I regularly have on hand. You gotta put some flavor into it- otherwise, just bake a chunk of meat and it will taste like 80% of the other meatloaf recipe's on this site. Please enjoy and if you have any recommendations please share.
- 3⁄4 lb 85% lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 1⁄4 lb ground veal
- 3 slices bacon
- 1 red bell pepper, finely minced
- 3 shallots, finely minced
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (8 ounce) package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup crouton, store-bought cheese and garlic
- 3 tablespoons oatmeal
- 3 tablespoons ketchup, 2-3 good squirts
- 1⁄8 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons mixed Italian herbs
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 3 tablespoons McCormick's Montreal Brand steak seasoning
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Cook the bacon in a saute pan until crisp. Remove bacon, save for a BLT or something else (will not be used in the meatloaf).
- In the same pan of the bacon fat, add the 2 tbl of olive oil and saute red peppers, shallots and garlic until soft, about 5-8 minutes (do not burn).
- Take the croutons, put them into a plastic bag, and crush with a meat mallet until very finely crushed.
- In a large bowl, mix the meat and the remainder of the ingredients (except the Montreal steak seasoning) by hand, not overworking, until everything is just combined. Season with salt and pepper.
- On a baking sheet, spray with a non-stick cooking spray, and dump the meat mixture onto it. Form into a loaf.
- Top with the Montreal steak seasoning.
- Bake until center reaches 160°F, about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours, or until cooked through.
- Serve with a sauce.
- Topping Sauce: Heat ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until combined.