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Bacon & Tomato-Topped Meat Loaf

 Bacon & Tomato-Topped Meat Loaf
I started with a meat loaf recipe I had that includes horseradish and added a few other complementary flavors. The results were a moist meat loaf with visible bits of veggies and plenty of savory flavor.—Cheryl Moring, New Edinburg, Arkansas
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained

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Bacon & Tomato-Topped Meat Loaf (continued)

Ingredients (continued)

  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and green pepper in oil
  • until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a large
  • bowl; cool slightly.
  • Add the egg, horseradish, wine, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, bread
  • crumbs, flour, brown sugar and seasonings. Crumble beef and sausage
  • over mixture and mix well. Pat into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf
  • pan. Place bacon strips over meat loaf; tuck in ends.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55 minutes. Combine tomatoes and
  • tomato sauce; spoon over loaf. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until no
  • pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 472 calories, 34 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 1,353 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.