Good recipe for meatloaf... I added the optional ketchup but not the bacon and also added a heaped tablespoon of chipotle pepper in adobe that I pureed with the onion because DH always prefers stronger flavours and wanted it in. This is quite a soft meatloaf and it cooked up well. My roasting dish is truely massive and I was worried that if I should spead the meatloaf out then it would be too dry so I put it into a ceramic dish and poured off the excess fat half way though the cooking time and that seemed to go well. Please see my rating system: a lovely 4 stars for a recipe that is versitile and easy and where adding a little extra hot pepper works well for DH too. Thanks!