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Zman's Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf: Stupid Proof, Stupid Easy

Updated: Jun 30, 2018

For those of you who love the loaf but don’t cook, here’s a mouth watering recipe that even a primate can make…You know damn well that everything’s better with bacon…

I came up with the recipe just walking around the grocery store trying to think what would be good in meatloaf…. I call it “whole meal” because adding spinach and oatmeal make this a pretty balanced meal all in itself (I like one dish meals). 

Presenting: The Stupid-Proof Meatloaf:

2 lbs ground beef • One can of chopped tomatoes, drain most of the can • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, chopped • 10 oz package of frozen spinach (thawed…) • 3 raw eggs • 1 packet onion soup mix • 2 cups “old fashioned” oatmeal • And of course, the very best part of all: one entire package of delicious bacony flavored bacon!

The proportions are what you can find pre-packaged, and even the oatmeal you can just toss in a couple handfuls instead of measuring exactly. Mix it all together in no particular order, stuff it into a bread pan, weave bacon strips across the top and bake it for about an hour and a half at 375.  If there is any leftover mix that didn’t fit into the bread pan, just fry it up like a burger patty. Variations: use different kinds of ground meat – turkey, veal, pork.

Trust me, you won’t need ketchup, it’s awesome all by itself—and DAMN it’s great as leftovers and sandwiches with some melted cheddar. After I make it I cut it up, chuck it into the freezer, and take pieces to work for lunch.

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