this was really good! the original recipe called for crushes saltines but I used bread crumbs instead. omitted mustard and used regular bacon instead of turkey bacon. we were lucky to have yummy local bacon from seawind meadows farm, we get eggs from them all the time, beef and pork cuts too.
¾ lb (12 oz) ground beef
¾ lb (12 oz) ground turkey
½ cup chopped onion
5 tablespoons barbecue sauce, divided (I use S&F’s sweet bay BBQ, from whole foods)
1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 large egg
8 strips raw bacon (I had delicious local bacon from seawind meadows farm!)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the beef and turkey and mush together with clean hands until combined. Add the onion, 3 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, bread crumbs and egg and lightly mix together. Do not over handle.
3. Transfer the meat mixture to the lined baking sheet and form into a 9” x 5” loaf. Lay the strips of bacon in a row to cover the top of the meatloaf, each one slightly overlapping the piece before it. Tuck the ends of the bacon strips underneath the bottom of the meatloaf. Using a silicone pastry brush, brush the remaining 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce over the entire loaf. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. Cut into slices and serve.