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This is my most popularly requested dish. I usually serve this with garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed asparagus.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins
1 hr 5 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix ground beef, milk, crackers, onion, eggs, salt, black pepper, and ground ginger together in a large bowl until ingredients are well mixed; divide into six even portions, roll into balls, and flatten into patties. Wrap each patty with 2 slices bacon.

  • Spread brown sugar into the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish in an even layer. Pour barbeque sauce evenly over the sugar. Arrange wrapped patties into the baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Plate meatloaf patties and ladle sauce over them to serve.

Cook's Note:

This recipe makes an awesome potluck appetizer as well. Just ball the meatloaf into meatballs and wrap with half a slice of bacon each. Then pin bacon in place with a toothpick and put them in the brown sugar and BBQ sauce. Cook in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes and then transfer to a slow cooker to keep warm.

Nutrition Facts

632 calories; protein 32.5g; carbohydrates 67.6g; fat 25g; cholesterol 158.9mg; sodium 2151.2mg. Full Nutrition