Oh my how can you go wrong with bourbon and bacon??? You can't!!!
I have found that I like the taste of bourbon with beef. I loved my bourbon marinade that I used with our steaks a few weeks ago and this meatloaf is no exception it was awesome as well.
I started with a basic meatloaf and wrapped it in bacon. The star of the recipe came next. I slathered the meatloaf with a Bourbon Glaze. The glaze is very simple and easy to mix together. I reserved some of the glaze and warmed it up to serve as a dipping sauce for the meatloaf.
I was not a bourbon fan until we started visiting some distilleries on the Bourbon Trail with Billy and Amanda. So far my favorite is Marker's Mark.
Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf
1 pound ground beef
3 slices of bread
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 slices bacon
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 shot bourbon
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Put bread slices in a large bowl and cover with the milk. Let sit until bread is soggy. If you need to you can add a little more milk.
Add the ground beef and work the bread and ground beef together with your hands. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
In a separate small bowl, beat the egg. Pour the beaten egg into the meat mixture. With your hands mix everything together.
Form into a loaf and wrap bacon slices around and tuck under the bottom of the meatloaf.
Mix all ingredients together. Slather the meatloaf with about 1/3 of the sauce. Place meatloaf in the oven and bake until the internal temperature is 160 degrees. Mine was in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Heat up the reserved Bourbon Glaze and use as a dipping sauce for your meatloaf...enjoy!