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 | ©addapinch.com

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

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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38 Comments

  1. My 15-yo grandson has been making Nana’s Meatloaf for a year. So I wanted him to see how we can take the same meat taste totally different with different seasonings. I made the dry rub while he did the chopping & got to get his hands into the mix. This Bacon

    1. I found Spicy Brown Sugar Dry Rub located within the Add a Pinch list of recipes.

  2. 4 stars
    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!

  3. 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.

  4. 5 stars
    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!

    1. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 4 stars
    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!

  8. 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