Spicy Meatloaf

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Meatloaf is a tried and true family favorite. It is so simple to make and very hearty. I wanted to get a little creative with this meatloaf and give it that something extra. So I added a bit a heat and a bunch of bacon! Spicy Meatloaf gives you a flavor punch will still feeling like comfort food.

Spicy Meatloaf

I like to use Worcestershire sauce to add a smoky level to sauces and meats. It’s great to get that extra zing for burgers and bbq sauces too. I also have been loving using crushed up pork rinds in the place of bread crumbs to bind ground meats together. You get a little extra flavor without adding unnecessary carbs to the mix. I like to put foil in my loaf pan – which is the standard 9×5 inch pan. Even though it is no stick – it just makes clean up a little easier. If you leave some foil over the edges of the pan you can pull the whole meatloaf out onto a cutting board – which makes cutting pieces so much easier.

Spicy Meatloaf

I served this up with a loaded down baked potato. I like to put my potatoes in the oven at 250deg for up to 4 hours, whenever I have time. Letting them cook slower always brings out more flavor. I then loaded on the butter, pepper, sour cream, cheese, bacon and green onions — are you drooling yet? If I need to stretch this main a little further I would add a simple green side salad and/or my super yummy Butter Swim Biscuits!

Spicy Meatloaf

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Spicy Meatloaf

Not your granny's meatloaf – a smoky, spicy revamped meatloaf – with BACON
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, ground beef, ground beef recipes, meatloaf, pork rinds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 9×5 inch Loaf Pan


  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Pork Rinds crushed
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ lb Bacon cut into ½-inch pieces

For the Sauce

  • 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400deg.
  • In a sauce pan over medium-low heat, add all sauce ingredients and let simmer.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove to a paper towel covered plate.
  • In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add to a 9×5 inch foil lined loaf pan. Press down until even. Pour sauce over top and sprinkle with bacon. Bake for 30 minutes.

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