Bacon-Jalapeño Meatloaf

Bacon-Jalapeño Meatloaf

Bacon-wrapped and jalapeño-studded, this skillet meatloaf is also delicious on sandwiches.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Bacon-Jalapeño Meatloaf
Serves: Makes 6-8 servings
  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon, divided
  • 2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • ⅔ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup, divided
  • 2 tablespoons pepper sauce
  • 8 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sliced pickled jalapeños
  1. FIRST Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. NEXT In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, cook 8 slices bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon, and let drain on paper towels. Let cool slightly; crumble bacon.
  3. NEXT In a large bowl, stir together beef, eggs, garlic, diced jalapeño, bread crumbs, green onion, 2 tablespoons ketchup, pepper sauce, 6 teaspoons Worcestershire, mustard, salt, pepper, and crumbled bacon until combined. Shape mixture into a rectangle, and place in skillet. Cut remaining 4 slices bacon in half; layer on top of meat.
  4. NEXT In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, remaining 4 tablespoons ketchup, and remaining 2 teaspoons Worcestershire. Brush half of glaze over bacon; sprinkle with pickled jalapeños.
  5. LAST Bake for 45 minutes. Brush remaining glaze over meatloaf, and bake until a meat thermometer inserted in center registers 165°, about 30 minutes more. Place meatloaf under broiler until bacon is crisp, 2 to 3 minutes, if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.


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  1. LOVE this dish. I will never make regular meatloaf again! My husband and I eat almost the whole love in one sitting because it’s so good!

  2. Love this meatloaf. Have made it several times. Just keeps getting better. If you want you your meatloaf with a little kick this is it.

  3. This Bacon-Jalopeno meatloaf is the absolute best meat loaf I have EVER put in my mouth! I just made it less than 30 min ago. This one is a sure do-again…and again, and again…. I HIGHLY recommend it!!


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