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Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf

 Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf
I caught my fiance eating this meat loaf cold, right out of the fridge! He encouraged me to send in the recipe. If you have a deer hunter in the family, be sure to give this a try.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 4 bacon strips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble venison
  • and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a
  • greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with bacon strips.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer
  • reads 160°. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 352 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 159 mg cholesterol, 581 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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