Again anything wrapped in bacon is a winner in my book....so here's the winner meatloaf recipe.
- 1-1.5 lbs of ground beef, turkey, or chicken. I used 85% lean ground beef, which beef has been wigging me out since I've been preggo so hopefully I can stomach this.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of oatmeal ( I didn't have any and didn't want to spend anymore money than I needed to so I subbed a cup of seasoned bread crumbs) If you use oatmeal it will lack seasoning so adjust accordingly and also last time I made it with oatmeal I ground it up in the food processor to make it smoother.
- 1/2 white onion thinly sliced
- 6-8 slices of bacon ( I used this like super thick cut stuff we had left over from breakfast that was on sale)
- salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasoning (I only used a tiny bit of this b/c I did use pre seasoned bread crumbs but if you use the oatmeal use more!!) And I just used as much of these as I felt necessary I did not measure
- 1 can of tomato soup
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
- 8 oz package of mushrooms
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix together meat, egg, breadcrumbs, and seasoning until well blended. Form into a loaf and put in a pan (I do not use a loaf pan because you need to have room to dump the sauce in I used like a square baking dish.
- I forget how I did this last time but then take the onions which i cut the slices in half and sort of straddled the meatloaf with the onions all down the top. Then wrap in bacon tucking the slices down and under the loaf.
- Bake for 30 minutes take out of oven and drain bacon grease.
- Mix together soups and mushrooms. I seasoned this with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Original recipe had no seasoning here but I season at every step!!
- Pour over the loaf and back again for 45 minutes. Slice and enjoy!!! Ours actually cooked for another almost hour as at the 45 minute it was only at about 140 degrees about med rare and ground beef has been freaking me out so we turned the stove up to 400 degrees and cooked an extra 15 minutes or so.
After thought --- so last time I made this I remember loving the bacon. This time maybe it was because I already ate bacon for breakfast or maybe just wasn't the craving of the moment...but Steve and I both decided the bacon didn't do much. It was the sauce, the onions, and the mushrooms that really made this meatloaf amazing. I think to save some calories and fat next time I'd leave off the bacon. Jack ate his whole serving....amazing I've never seen him eat that much!!!