BBQ Bacon Meatloaf

I tend not to write commentary about my recipe because I know all you really want to do is cook and eat. But in this case, I will provide the caveat that this post isn’t diet food; this is comfort food. If you like a delicious dish of meat with more meat, this is for you!  

The loaf:

1.5 lb meatloaf blend of beef, pork and veal (some places sell this pre-packaged but any combo of a couple ground meats will do)

1 egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce + 1/2 tsp. baking powder

¾-1 cup finely crushed GF BBQ chips

2 T Worchestershire sauce

1 T mustard

1 T ketchup

2 T BBQ sauce 

*All condiments used are gluten & dairy free or homemade

¼ cup chopped onion

1-2 tsp, any combination, of these seasonings:  salt, pepper, garlic salt, onion powder, McCormick Worchestershire pub burger seasoning

The top: Do a zig zag line of ketchup on top of the meatloaf. Top with a zig zag line of BBQ sauce and finish it by placing 2-3 strips of bacon on top.

Mix with a spoon until it forms a ball on its own. Mold into a loaf and put in a loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until it has an internal temperature of 165 degrees.