The Perfect Meatloaf

Recipe by Ryda Mae
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.
  • Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add in your beaten eggs.
  • USE YOUR HANDS and git in there, mix it up well.
  • Form into a log. Hint: don't "smoosh" it down to tight, that just compacts the meat and tends to make for a dense er heavy meatloaf. I honest and truly believe THIS step was the defining factor in the most juiciest meatloaf I have ever eaten.
  • Lay bacon slices across the top, width wise, tucking the ends underneath the meatloaf.
  • Spread a good amount of sauce onto your loaf, leaving a little for your second application later in cooking process.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, then slather the rest of the sauce over the top.
  • Bake for 15 more minutes or so, you can raise oven temperature to 400 after the second application,.
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