Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

This simple bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe makes a moist, tender meatloaf that everyone loves! A favorite, updated classic recipe in my house!

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My family has always loved meatloaf. Always. It is one of the meals that I know I can prepare and everyone will love. But, then a while back I started making this meatloaf recipe that I wrapped in bacon and oh my goodness gracious, it was like we’d never had meatloaf before in our lives. Everyone went back for seconds and then asked for leftovers the next day for lunch.

While the bacon definitely gives this meatloaf recipe an extra bit of smokey flavor, it also adds to the tenderness of this meatloaf. As the bacon renders in the oven, all of that seeps into the meatloaf as it bakes to give you one of the juiciest meatloaf recipes you’ve ever made. It’s amazing! And let’s not even get me started on that dry rub! Gosh, pure perfection on this!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe | ©

Here’s my bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe. Give it a try sometime soon. I really think you’ll love it, too!

4.5 from 8 reviews
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe
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This simple bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe makes a moist, tender meatloaf that everyone loves! A favorite, updated classic recipe in my house!
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • ½ green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • 7-10 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown sugar dry rub
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Add ground beef, green pepper, onion, garlic, worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, egg, and oats to a large bowl. Mix together until well combined. Shape meat into a rectangular shaped loaf and place on a broil pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lightly greased with olive oil for easy cleanup. Spread ketchup on top of loaf and place bacon slices on top, tucking edges underneath. Sprinkle liberally with spicy brown sugar dry rub. Bake for 1 hour, until internal temperature registers 155º F - 165º F, based on your preference. Remove from oven and allow to rest about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Robyn xo


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  1. 1

    Kim Honeycutt says

    Well Robyn, this sounds awesome! I love meatloaf and loved my Mother’s the best (of course) so I’m trying to find a new comfort meatloaf. I like the ingredients in this. The bacon…..OMG…..!!! I know I would love that!! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you share!! You know I’m pinning it!!

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    Sarah says

    I’m a long way away, in New Zealand. I made this meatloaf today and wow – it’s really, really, really good. We had guests over for dinner and they all enjoyed the meatloaf and your chocolate cupcakes for dessert. Thank you so much for sharing. Gotta love the Internet! And gotta love people who are as generous as you are. I’m always looking for new recipes to try and this meatloaf is the best meatloaf I have ever tasted.

  3. 8

    Victoria says

    OMG! Sounds really good even though I don’t eat meatloaf I will definitely be trying this. Anything with bacon has my taste buds watering.

  4. 9

    Tracy says

    Hey, please help. I’m not familiar with the broiler pan, the one I have has two rows of slots, is that correct, or do I use a cookie rack on a cookie sheet? Looks awesome, so excited to make it.

  5. 11

    Christina says

    Oats are an interesting ingredient! Do they sub for breadcrumbs which are typically used in meatloaf? If so, what measurement to sub crumbs for oats?

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    Lindsey says

    This meatloaf was amazing! My husband is a sous chef and I usually don’t get a lot of compliments on my cooking when I make him dinner but he loved this so much! He was licking his plate clean. I will definitely be saving this recipe. The brown sugar spice rub was the best part! Spicy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    Tanya says

    I made this last night and would give it 6 stars if I could! I made your spicy rub Robyn and between the rub and the bacon, the meatloaf was just stupendous- so moist and tasty! I used red peppers because I like them better than green but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. As I always say, you can’t go wrong with bacon – wonderful!

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    Kelley Jensen says

    My husband has never really LOVED my cooking. He mentioned that he wants me to make a bacon wrapped meatloaf. After searching and searching, I decided your recipe sounded like the best. I am going to try it tonight and we will see what he has to say. I bet he will very happy, but we will see if he LOVES it. LOL

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    Mary says

    HI!!! i just made this last night and everyone loved it!!! I added cheese and mixed in the ketchup oops, but turned out to be a good oops! lol. thanks for the recipe!

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    Erin says

    I am making this for dinner tonight. I haven’t had meatloaf in a really long time and was inspired by a coworker bringing some for her lunch. I’m excited to try this because I’ve never had bacon wrapped meatloaf. I’m making some modifications though. I’m replacing the bell peppers with shredded apples (we don’t like peppers and I thought some apple would add a nice flavor and I’m adding mushrooms. I’ll let ya know how it turns out. :)

  11. 19

    Lisa says

    Hello from New Zealand!

    My husband and I made this last night and it was AMAZING!! The combo of that gorgeous spicy rub, and the bacon, turned what could be a mundane meatloaf into a work of art that was almost too nice to eat..

    Almost..nom nom.

    We will be trying more recipes from your site..thank you for being so generous with them!

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    Rebecca says

    Last night I made this for the 2nd time. I absolutely love this recipe and so does my husband and my 2 yr old.
    The first time I made this my husband said it made his top 5 favorite meals (and growing up, he dreaded meatloaf nights). Then last night I got a hug right after dinner just for making it again.

    I made a few modifications (even tho they’re not necessary):
    I do a 50/50 ground beef & ground pork mix, yellow, orange or red pepper (cause I like them better than green) and 2 eggs instead of 1.

    So yummy!

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      Wow! Thank you so much for sharing that! I really appreciate it. I love it when my family loves, loves, loves a meal like that. It just does my heart good.

  13. 22

    April says

    The meatloaf turned out decent. My husband loved it, but I only thought it was just okay. It didn’t have a lot of flavor aside from the rub, which was only on top. I think if I made it again, I would only make it again if I put the rub all over the actual meatloaf. Also, I would have to cook it a lot longer, because there was a decent amount of pink inside. Even though my husband said he loved it, he didn’t want the left-overs. Overall, okay recipe though.

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    April says

    This is a great recipe if you tweek it a bit! I’ll be honest, the firt time I made it, I didn’t like it very much. The meat was not cooked in a lot of places and it was pretty dry. But it’s easily fixed!!! My husband absolutely loved the dry rub. He asked for this for his birthday dinner, so what I did was put some of the rub IN the meatloaf, put a TON on the ketchup that I spread over the whole meatloaf, and then put it on top as directed. It was AMAZING!!! Thank you for giving me a great go-to recipe!

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