As I am writing this, I can't help but wonder how meatloaf got such a bad rap? This is a favorite around here, so good! Not to mention, easy. It takes about an hour, but really only about 10-15 minutes hands on time. This recipe can easily be adapted to a one-pot meal, simply place the meat loaf in the center of a pan or cast iron dutch oven, place quartered potatoes and carrots around it. Delicious!
2 pounds Graze The Prairie ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove , minced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 TBS raw honey
1 egg beaten
1 TBS dried parsley
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3-4 slices bacon cut in half (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine first nine ingredients (everything except ground beef and bacon) in a large mixing bowl. Break up the ground beef into the bowl and knead with a rubber spatula (or your hands) until well blended. Mound the mixture onto baking sheet (I usually line the baking sheet with parchment paper) and use your hands to shape it into a log about 8 inches long and 4 inches wide. Place bacon slices on top with the edges touching, if using. Bake until well browned and a meat thermometer register 155°F, about 40-45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes for better slicing.