Today we have a new take on meatloaf that is sure to be a family favorite. This meatloaf is jam packed with mouthwatering flavor and three different kinds of meat - ground beef, sausage, and beef bacon. We've decided to ditch the normal fillers like breadcrumbs or eggs. You won't need them!
1 small onion, diced
Bourbon BBQ Sauce:
For the Bourbon BBQ Sauce:
12oz organic tomato paste
10oz white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
8oz of pure maple syrup
½ tsp salt
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. arrow root
1 or 2 shots of fine bourbon
For the sauce, simply whisk all of the ingredients together in a pot. If you want to kick it up with some spicy heat, add a bit of smoked chipotle peppers.
For the meatloaf, set your oven at 250-300 degrees. Dice two of the sausages and three strips of beef bacon. Then sauté with the diced onion in a pan. As it cooks down, add a small amount of kosher salt. Don't go too heavy on the salt!
Put the ground beef in a bowl, add granulated garlic and 1/2 a teaspoon of brown sugar. Add the basil and oregano to taste. Gently mix it together, but not too strongly - this will make the meatloaf tough.
To add the sautéed chorizo, beef bacon and onion, you have a couple options:
1) Spread the meat thinly onto parchment paper, about 8-10 inches wide. Layer with the onion, chorizo, and beef bacon. Then roll the beef mixture into a spiral until the onion, chorizo, and beef bacon are in the center.
2) Or simply mix the chorizo, beef bacon, and onion into the ground beef mixture and place it into a loaf pan.
Place the loaf into the oven until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 130-135. Take the meatloaf out of the oven and turn on your broiler. As the broiler heats, spread the BBQ sauce on top of the meatloaf and the remaining 3 strips of bacon.
Put the loaf into the broiler for no more than five minutes. This will glaze the sauce and crisp the bacon. Let the meatloaf cool for ten to fifteen minutes.
Slice and serve with pan drippings and vegetables of your choice. You can never go wrong with mashed potatoes and peas. This is comfort food at its best!