Best Ever Meatloaf

Best Ever Meatloaf
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 6 slices white sandwich
  • bread, including crusts
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • cheese
  • ¹/³ cup minced flat
  • leaf parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices thin-cut bacon
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Tobasco hot sauce, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a 2-part broiler pan by lining the bottom one with foil and spraying the top one with cooking spray.
  3. In a very large bowl, tear the bread into ½ inch pieces. Pour the milk over and add the eggs and beat until a wet smooth mixture forms. Add the beef, cheese and seasonings. Using your hands, squeeze and mix until everything is evenly distributed throughout.
  4. Form into a loaf shape on the prepared broiler pan. Place strips of bacon crosswise and slightly overlapping on top of the loaf. Tuck ends underneath.
  5. Stir ketchup, brown sugar and seasonings together and spread evenly on top of the loaf. Bake for about 1 hour or until loaf tests 150 degrees F in the center using a quick-read baking thermometer.
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