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.
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.
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!
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
- 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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