Gourmet Meatloaf

Recipe by Eleventhletter
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Chop 2 onions and and 1 lb of the bacon in a large pan and a little olive oil. Cook the bacon and onions until the bacon is crisp.
  • Chop up the tomatoes and put to the side.
  • Chop up the basil. I rolled and cut into small ribbons.
  • Drain onions and bacon but save the liquid to use as gravy.
  • With a spoon mix the meat, basil, tomatoes, eggs, cooked bacon, and cooked onion, and bread crumbs in a large bowl. Adding salt and pepper to taste.
  • Fill a 9"x13" baking pan with the meatloaf mixture. Then I sprinkled some parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs on top adnd bake for 35 minutes, until the meat is brown all the way through.
  • Then take the other half onion and slice and fry with bacon until crispy.
  • Remove from the pan, leaving the grease and adding the grease saved previously, should be about 1/4 cup.
  • Gradually add the flour mixing together well.
  • Add water gradually and then milk.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, cooking to desired thickness.
  • I served a square of meatloaf with a scoop of mashed potatoes and then some of the fried onions and then some gravy.