We definitely are not a big red meat family. Occasionally burgers on the grill, but besides not really enjoying red meat, I’m not particularly good at cooking it. My mom & sister, however, are much better at it and that’s how meatloaf became one of my daughter’s favorite meals.
Since I find the whole meatloaf making process fairly gross, it’s usually reserved for dinner at grandma’s. But, after my daughter sent me this Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaf pin several times I finally agreed, though made no promises for the results.
I made a few slight substitutions to the recipe:
1 lb of grass-fed beef (instead of 1 1/2 lbs)
Boar’s Head bacon (instead of Wright brand)
panko (instead of bread crumbs)
omitted the crunchy onions
Aside from the meatloafs being a little smaller, I don’t think the substitutions made a difference in the finished recipe.
Even I have to admit, however, the results were pretty damn good.
I think my family was more impressed that I actually hand mixed everything (still gross) than the fact that it was delicious.
It doesn’t pursuade me to add more meat dishes to our meals, but it is nice to know that I have a recipe that can pass as a dinner my mom or sister would serve.
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