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Guy Approved Meatloaf

Guy Approved Meatloaf

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Angie Gorkoff

Like most guys, mine has never been a fan of meatloaf, but this recipe guarantees him back for seconds, thanks to some special ingredients.

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  • Calories:
  • 430 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 1082 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, eggs, onion, barbecue sauce, cracker crumbs, potato chips, liquid smoke, ground black pepper, salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper and mix well.
  3. On a lightly greased cookie sheet, shape the mixture into a loaf. Lay the bacon slices across the width of the loaf so that the entire surface is covered. Cover the loaf loosely with foil.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours.
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COOLMOUSE
295
2/18/2007

I made this last night for DH and my mom. The only change I made was adding italian style bread crumbs since I was out of crackers. I used the last part of a bag of Cape Cod Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper flavored chips. It was awesome! My DH (lover of all things meatloaf) proclaimed this "the best meatloaf I have ever had!" I swear there was a tear in his eye! All evening after dinner he would sniff the air (it did smell wonderful) and say "boy that meatloaf was good!" I suspect that at lunch time DH and my mom will be trying to outwit each other to make a sandwich out of the last piece. I only hope that before they hurt each other they realize that I snuck it out in my lunch bag when I left for work this morning. (insert diabolical laugh here)

Carrie
201
2/23/2007

Oh my gosh, this was incredible! I'm not even that much of a meatloaf person, but I am now. Sooooo moist and flavorful. I followed the advice of some of the other recommendations and slathered on a bunch of extra BBQ sauce under the bacon (heaven), used seasoned breadcrumbs instead of crushed crackers (fabulous), upped the spices as I do with everything and only cooked it for about an hour. It was perfectly done, and everyone who ate it was obsessed about getting the recipe from me. Also, for a novice/fearful chef like me, it was super-easy to make, and hard to screw up which is always a plus.

Fisherboy
179
4/15/2007

Excellent recipe. My wife was so impressed with the way the meatloaf turned out that she wants me to continue making it this way.I didn't use any liquid smoke because I didn't have any, but I did use both Lays BBQ chips and original Lays.And I also used Cattlemen's Classic BBQ sauce and cooked the bacon first separate from the meatloaf. Towards the last ten minutes of cook time I layered the bacon over the top and added shredded mild cheddar cheese.