Makes 10 to 12 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together ground beef and next 11 ingredients in a large bowl just until combined. Shape mixture into 2 (9- x 4-inch) loaves; place in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.

Step 2

Pour half of tomato sauce evenly over each loaf, and arrange 2 bacon slices over each loaf.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Step 4

Mini Alabama Meat Loaves: Shape mixture into 12 (2- x 4-inch) loaves, and arrange on a rack in a foil-lined broiler pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes.

Step 5

To make ahead: Omit tomato sauce and bacon. Wrap unbaked meat loaf in plastic wrap and foil. Freeze up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, unwrap, and proceed as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

noselar's Review

November 18, 2011

Supersally's Review

July 12, 2009
This is my stand-by, accept no substitutes, only meatloaf ever, recipe. The only things I changed was replacing the maple syrup with ketchup, and replacing the ketchup with BBQ sauce. I use Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar. It keeps it sweet, but adds a smokey flavor to it, too. I prefer to make the whole recipe, and then split the amount made and vacuum seal one half to pop in the freezer. Because without a doubt, one half of this recipe can feed a family of three with leftovers! Plus, by letting all the flavors rest together, and thaw out again together, the second loaf is always better than the first. :)

ChelleyBones's Review

June 26, 2009
Smelling this bake for an hour was torture! It smelt so amazing! The flavors in this dish are so mouthwatering and hearty. I would make this time and time again. This is an easy dinner for a busy work night yet classy enough for company. The only thing I did differently was cut the recipe in half and instead of pork bacon I used turkey bacon to help cut out some fat. I made a pot of mashed potatoes to go with it. Two thumbs up! I'm in meatloaf heaven!

jlavelli's Review

November 23, 2008
This was good for a change in meatloaf pace, but a little too sweet for our tastes. If I were to make it again, I'd reduce the maple syrup and increase the worcestshire and pepper sauce