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

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe | ©

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!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

4.78 from 9 votes
This simple bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe makes a moist, tender meatloaf that everyone loves! A favorite, updated classic recipe in my house!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 7-10 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown sugar dry rub


  • Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • 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.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

    1. Hi Tracy,
      Yes, that is correct! You could also do as you said and use a rimmed baking pan with a cooling rack as well.

  5. 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.

  6. 5 stars
    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.

  7. I don’t care how old fashioned it is, I love meatloaf. And wrapped in bacon, how could it be anything but amazing?

  8. 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!!