Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mom's Meatloaf with Bacon

This is one of my favorite hand-me down recipes from my mother. The ingredients are pantry staples so it is easy to make in a pinch. Copious amounts of ketchup and bacon make this meatloaf extra good! Served with macaroni and cheese and English peas was always our tradition.

2 eggs
1/3 c. Ketchup
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
1 c. 3 min oats or crushed saltine crackers
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 lbs. ground chuck


Mix first 7 ingredients. In large bowl, pour mixture over ground chuck. Use clean hands to combine all ingredients in a "loose" manner. Do not squish meat loaf through fingers--that will make it tough. When everything is combined, dump into a 9x13 pan and lightly press to all corners of the pan. Top with enough ketchup to completely cover the top of the meatloaf. Then place the bacon strips in a row on top of the ketchup. Bake uncovered at 350 for about an hour or until bacon is crisp.



  1. hi there, what a delight to come across your blog. This recipe reminds me of something similar my Mum used to make when I was young. Thanks for sharing it. I will make a copy of it to try myself.
    blessings Sandra in New Zealand

  2. I'll be trying this for sure. I love meatloaf. TY for sharing. Pop over for the dessert to go with this that I created.

    Have a lovely week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. YUM - I'll take 2. Can you drop them off about 5:30 or so - that's when we like to eat. ☺ HA! Can't wait to make it - my kids won't eat meatloaf, but I make it all the time for my husband and myself because we not only like it the first time, we like sandwiches the next day. This one's a keeper! ♥

  4. I will be the first to admit, I'm not a fan of meatloaf...never have been and I will say, with certainty, I'm not sure I'll continue to be haha. I have been asked to make meatloaf, so this recipe is what I will be following! I'll let ya know how it turns out....you've already seen my "kitchen" LOL.