Honey Mustard Meatloaf

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Honey Mustard and Chicken are one of my very favorite flavor combinations – they just mesh so well. The sweet zesty flavor of honey mustard and the tried and true chicken is just so good. In an effort to enjoy this in a full meal, I came up with this Honey Mustard Meatloaf – which is made with ground chicken, homemade honey mustard and wrapped in BACON!

Honey Mustard Meatloaf

Wrapping it in bacon is not just because I look for any reason to add bacon to a dish. It is also because you need a little fat in the dish, since ground chicken has very little fat in it. It you wanted to reduce the amount of bacon, you could just put a layer across the top of the loaf, but don’t omit it entirely or your meatloaf will dry out. I have planned around with it quite a bit and determined that the best homemade honey mustard is to use both yellow and Dijon mustard in it! You get that extra tang of the Dijon that you expect from a honey mustard. You could also easily convert this sauce to a salad dressing by adding in some olive or avocado oil to thin it out.

Honey Mustard Meatloaf

Since most people serve mashed potatoes with meatloaf, I decided to stick with the idea and made my whipped cauliflower to compliment this dish. It’s really simple to make, I just boil cauliflower florets until fork tender. Then add butter, heavy cream, salt, white pepper and garlic powder. I like to use the white pepper so that you don’t get the black flakes in your creamy white cauliflower – it’s purely aesthetic and you can totally use regular pepper.

Honey Mustard Meatloaf

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Honey Mustard Meatloaf

Sweet and zingy meatloaf made with ground chicken and a homemade honey mustard sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, Garlic, ground chicken, honey, honey mustard, meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1 lb Bacon
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1 cup French Fried Onions crushed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced

For the Honey Mustard

  • ½ cup Dijon Mustard
  • ½ cup Yellow Mustard
  • ½ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Mayo
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400deg.
  • In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Layer bottom and sides with strips of bacon so that you can wrap them all the way around the meatloaf.
  • In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Press chicken mixture into loaf pan. Brush top of chicken with honey mustard sauce then wrap with bacon. Brush bacon with honey mustard sauce. Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before removing from pan to serve.
  • If you wish to use honey mustard sauce for dipping, add remaining sauce to small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a bubble then reduce heat to low and let simmer until meatloaf is done.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

11 thoughts on “Honey Mustard Meatloaf

  1. Michele Morin – Warren, Maine – Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for thirty years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, three grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.
    Michele Morin says:

    So many unique flavor combinations!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Thank you – I am always trying to combine my favorite flavors.

  2. Tai East – Sweet Home Alabama – Lover of God and family, Writer, Creative Heart, Jewelry Maker, Zumba Instructor, Juice Plus+ Partner+, Young Living Essential Oil Brand Partner, & Brand Ambassador.
    Tai East says:

    This meatloaf sounds like it would be SO good! Maybe I’ll give it a try this coming weekend. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Please let me know how it turns out for you!

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      It is so flavorful

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      It turned out so well with the ground chicken. Hope you enjoy it.

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