Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf


This bacon-covered meatloaf is made with a blend of pork and beef and cooked in the classic loaf fashion. It's very meaty and makes a great family dinner.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 meatloaf


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ pound ground pork sausage

  • 1 sleeve crushed buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®)

  • cup ketchup

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine beef, sausage, crackers, ketchup, onion, eggs, onion powder, and garlic powder in a large bowl until mixed thoroughly, using hands for best results. Form mixture into a loaf shape.

  3. Weave bacon strips into a basket weave pattern. Place meatloaf in the center; carefully lift and transfer to a loaf pan so that bacon is on the bottom and sides of the pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 1/2 hours, or until no longer pink in the center. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Allow to sit for 5 minutes before carefully flipping onto a platter.

Cook's Note:

I prefer to use tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V-8 juice) in place of ketchup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
28g Fat
9g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 1113mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 465mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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