Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf


This is my favorite meatloaf recipe: Barbeque Meatloaf wrapped in bacon.  The flavor is outstanding and this is the best meatloaf recipe I have ever tried.  It’s so easy and you won’t make it any other way after tasting this BBQ meatloaf!

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf Recipe.  This is the best meatloaf I have ever made and it's easy to make.

Happy Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?  My plan is to count down the days until this wintery weather subsides and I can finally bask in a little sunshine on my backyard patio 🙂  Come on already, spring!  Can’t a girl just get a little sunshine and warmth?

I’ve made this Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf recipe countless times and everyone I’ve served it to has adored it.  It really is the BEST!  Even if you aren’t a huge meatloaf fan (not the singer, the food) I think you could really get behind this version.  I honestly believe my husband might just love me even more on days that I make this (ha ha).  The bacon makes it super moist and flavorful and the sauce on top gives it a little zing.  Also, using the broiler pan is KEY to getting rid of the grease so the meatloaf doesn’t sit in it’s own fat while cooking away in the oven – genius!

This is meatloaf done right, folks.  I love it just as much the second day on a sandwich (I’ll post soon about how I go about the perfect leftover meatloaf sandwich).  This is replacing my old meatloaf recipe forever…..enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf Recipe.  This is the best meatloaf I have ever made and it's easy to make.

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf Recipe.  This is the best meatloaf I have ever made and it's easy to make.

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8 servings
This is my favorite meatloaf recipe: Barbeque Meatloaf wrapped in bacon. The flavor is outstanding and this is the best meatloaf recipe I have ever tried.
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 6 slices White Sandwich Bread
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 cup (heaping) shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ⅓ cup Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 4 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • 10 slices Thin/regular Bacon
  • 1 and ½ cup BBQ sauce (can use Ketchup)
  • ⅓ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour milk over the bread slices in a bowl. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.
  3. Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Pour in beaten eggs.
  5. With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
  6. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)
  7. Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.
  8. Make the sauce: add BBQ sauce, brown sugar and mustard mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour ⅓ of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon or brush.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another ⅓ of the sauce over the top.
  10. Bake for another 15 minutes.
  11. Slice and serve with remaining sauce in individual small dipping bowls or just put extra on the plates.
  12. Serve with mashed potatoes.

Recipe source:  adapted from

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31 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf”

  1. March 21, 2014 at 7:30 AM #

    Would you believe I have literally NEVER made meatloaf?! That’s real. This looks delicious… I need to get on this train!

    • March 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM #

      No way!!! That’s crazy! Thank girl!

  2. March 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM #

    Wow, the bacon really does make this look extra juicy! I like how you mentioned Meatloaf the singer. Brings back memories of high school… 😉

  3. March 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM #

    Wow! This sounds fantastic. I did not imagine meatloaf could be made any better but you have!

  4. March 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM #

    We are meatloaf fans for sure. This looks wonderful!

    • March 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM #

      Thank you Rebecca!!

  5. March 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM #

    oh my gosh that looks like an AMAZING meatloaf!! I neeeeed to try that!

    • March 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM #

      Definitely try it!!

  6. March 21, 2014 at 6:11 PM #

    This has bacon surrounding it? Say no more! Love it!

  7. March 22, 2014 at 2:24 AM #

    Brilliant! Bacon wrapped around anything gets my kids to come to the kitchen table faster. It looks really moist and delicious.

  8. March 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM #

    One of the first recipes I tried to make when I started cooking was meatloaf and oh my gosh it was soooo bad!! haha Even my husband wouldn’t eat it (and he eats anything). I think it scarred me a bit – I think it’s time I try again now that I can actually cook and all that : ) This looks awesome!

  9. March 22, 2014 at 10:29 PM #

    I am also looking for Spring, too – at least we got some warmer weather recently to melt the snow and we can finally see the floor of our deck again. This meatloaf looks so good…my bacon-loving son would live it. I hadn’t made meatloaf in ages but did make one a couple of months ago…reminded me to do it more often, like this does!

  10. March 23, 2014 at 5:39 PM #

    Is this even real??? It looks too delicious ahh yes!

  11. March 23, 2014 at 8:58 PM #

    your meatloaf looks so moist and succulent!

  12. March 24, 2014 at 12:55 PM #

    I love meatloaf, and bacon wrapped meatloaf is even better! This is making me so hungry!

  13. March 24, 2014 at 7:10 PM #

    Oh boy! This meatloaf looks so good draped in that bacon and covered in bbq sauce. Yum!

  14. March 24, 2014 at 9:24 PM #

    Wow. Bacon and meatloaf in one!? This is to die for! I’m also waiting for spring. I might just quit waiting and pretend it’s here with spring flavors at least!

  15. March 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM #

    I’ve never made meatloaf, this one sounds so good!

  16. March 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM #

    Bacon on top of meatloaf, it all looks incredible 😀
    What a warming and delicious meal!

    Choc Chip Uru

  17. March 26, 2014 at 2:52 PM #

    Delicious meatloaf – love how soft the meat is, and the bacon around it – what a comfort food!

  18. March 29, 2014 at 1:23 PM #

    I adore meatloaf – it’s my all-time favorite comfort food. The bacon and BBQ on this looks so delicious!

  19. March 31, 2014 at 4:44 PM #

    This meatloaf looks incredible! I’m always looking for ways to change it up, and I think this one is next!

  20. Brenda
    June 25, 2014 at 7:26 PM #

    Made this tonight. Now what about the meatloaf sandwiches. Couldn’t find it here. Way too much for two of us.

    • June 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM #

      Oh sorry Brenda! Yes it makes a lot. All I did was get really good rolls and toast them. Then I topped the sandwich with lettuce tomato and believe it or not, a couple of onion rings :). So good! Definitely toast the bread/rolls though. It makes all the difference

  21. Will
    August 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM #

    Try cooking the meatloaf on a grill (indirect heat) or in a smoker.

  22. lisa
    January 9, 2015 at 11:53 AM #

    Could I use turkey bacon and if so would I need to do anything different at cook time? I don’t want the bacon to burn but still want the niceness of the sauce over it while it cooks.

  23. October 31, 2016 at 3:57 AM #

    i like this

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