How to make it

  • Heat oven to 350°. Whisk eggs with salt, pepper, Tabasco, rosemary, thyme and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add the beef, pork, veal, bread crumbs, onion, celery, garlic, parsley and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Form into a large free-form loaf, about 12 inches long and 7 inches wide, and place on top of a perforated broiler tray or onto a flat rack positioned in a roasting pan. I use a rack. (If the meat loaf is to be cooked on a rack, form the loaf first on a cutting board using wet hands. Place a large plate or platter on top, flip the loaf over, and then flip it back onto the rack.)
  • Cover the loaf with bacon strips, tucking one end of the strip under the loaf, draping it up and over the meat, and tucking the other end under the other side. You may need to trim the bacon or fold it back up over the loaf a bit if it is too long. You will only want a half inch or so tucked under each side. The portion of the bacon underneath the loaf will not brown.
  • Bake for about 1 hour 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 150° to 155°. (The USDA recommends 160°.) Cool for 20 minutes and serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetdad ate it and said...
    I'm absolutely gonna try this!
    But I'm gonna cut the recipe down to about a third or so for me and the boy.
    MAN you must have a big family! Thats gotta make ALOT of meatloaf!
    But that's cool as long as you all have good taste. Or really like good leftovers..
    Thanks for the great recipe. 5 From me.
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  • mokona 13 years ago
    Bacon makes everything better! This might make me like meatloaf... can't wait to try this recipe :)
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe thanks
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