Meatloaf to some is very homey. To other's it brings back bad
memories of bland tasting, unappealing dinners that they would
This recipe uses a slight twist. It actually came about when I
was experimenting with a new meatloaf recipe. I only intended to
add a splash of balsamic vinegar and when the top came flying off,
I ended up with more than I thought I wanted.
It turns out, the balsamic vinegar caramalizes so nicely while
baking. It also helps to keep the meatloaf moist and wakens up the
Adding a layer of bacon on top is optional, but I find that
adding that layer of fat helps to keep the meatloaf moist and also
helps to increase it's flavor.
Heat the oven to 420 degrees.
In a large bowl, gently mix the
ingredients together. Take a shallow baking pan, and firmly form
the mixture in a loaf.
Take the 2 more tbsp of balsamic
vinegar and pour it over the loaf. Then, take the organic ketchup
and zig zag a thin line across the loaf.
Take the 4 slices of bacon and lay
them across the loaf diagonally, and the other 4 slices across the
first layer, forming a basket-like weave.
Bake uncovered at 420 degrees for 45
minutes to one hour.
Let rest before serving.
Simple cooking for busy families.
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