Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

There are a million meat loaf recipes out there and each one is great in its own way.  Some meat loafs have brown gravy, some red gravy and I have even seen green gravy!  This is my version of meatloaf which is a combination of many, many recipes.

This is what you will need:

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2 cans tomato sauce
2 pounds ground beef
1 pound sausage
2 eggs
1 cup Panko bread crumbs (I prefer these over saltines because they are unsalted)
1 red bell pepper diced
1 sweet onion diced
1 tsp chili powder
10 slices regular bacon (thick doesn’t work well here)
2 tbls spicy honey mustard
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

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Sweat your onions and peppers with a little oil until they are just translucent.  You do not want the veggies to brown.   When they reach this point, stop and let cool:

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Combine meat, sausage, 1/2 can of tomato sauce, eggs, bread crumbs, chili powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

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Shape into a roll in a foil lined roasting pan and wrap with bacon.  In the oven for 1 hour at 375 degrees.

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In the meantime, prepare the sauce.  Add 1 1/2 cans tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper.  Wisk over low heat and cover while meatloaf cooks.

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After 1 hour, remove meatloaf from oven and turn on broil.  Brush the meatloaf with the sauce and broil 3 minutes, remove, coat again and broil 3 minutes longer.

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You should have plenty of sauce to serve with your meatloaf.  Use the bacon slices as your slicing guide.

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