first, prepare 2 large pieces of foil to wrap meat loaf. put four slices of bacon on foil.
in large mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients (except for sauce). i find it is easier just to use my hands! mold the beef mixture loosely in a nice loaf and place over bacon strips. seal and refrigerate overnight (or all day).
before baking, open foil and turn loaf so that bacon is now on top. reseal tightly, place on baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. open foil, and drain excess juices.
combine sauce ingredients in saucepan over low heat, and then spoon over loaf. bake uncovered, about 30 minutes longer. i like to put the loaf under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes to crisp the bacon.