Sweet Ketchup-and-Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf

For special occasions, make it with 1 pound each ground beef and ground veal and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, chives, or parsley substituted for dried Italian seasoning.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses


  1. Stir together ground beef, breadcrumbs, and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into a 10- x 4-inch loaf; place in a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Arrange bacon slices over top of loaf. Stir together brown sugar, ketchup, and molasses; spread mixture evenly over meat loaf.
  3. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in center. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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