Updated: Dec 13, 2020
Meatloaf is a dish of ground meat that has been combined with other ingredients and formed into the shape of a loaf, then baked or smoked. The final shape is either hand-formed on a baking tray or pan-formed by cooking it in a loaf pan. It is usually made with ground beef, although ground lamb, pork, veal, venison, poultry and seafood are also used, sometimes in combination
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine and mix together ground beef, ground pork, onion, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, parsley, salt and black pepper.
2. Spread the vegetable oil in a baking pan/dish, or a large loaf pan. Add the meat mixture and begin shaping it into a loaf. Just to point out, if you place it in a baking pan/dish, the loaf will tend to relax, however in a large loaf pan, it will hold its shape.
3. cover the meat loaf with the bacon and cook the meatloaf for about 60 minutes. Remove the lid about 15-20 minutes before it's done to get a nice crispy coating on top of the meatloaf. Remove from the oven when cooked and return the lid and allow it to sit for a few minutes before cutting. More...