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Bite it! HG's Big Beef 'n Bacon Meatloaf
HG's Big Beef 'n Bacon Meatloaf

Meatloaf Gets Meatier!

Just because you've got a soft spot for Mom's meatloaf doesn't mean you can't try a new recipe... Our Big Beef 'n Bacon Meatloaf is where it's at!

Ingredients:
6 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 lbs. raw extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
3 tbsp. hickory-flavored BBQ sauce, divided
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. ketchup

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add bacon and cook until crispy, about 4 minutes per side. Remove bacon and, once cool enough to handle, chop or crumble. Set aside.

If needed, clean and dry skillet. Re-spray skillet and return to medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion. Stirring occasionally, cook until completely softened, 5 - 7 minutes. Remove from heat and, once cool enough to handle, blot away any excess moisture with paper towels. Transfer veggies to a large bowl. Add about three-fourths of the bacon, and set the rest aside for topping. To the bowl, add beef, tomatoes, 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly.

Transfer mixture to the loaf pan; if needed, smooth out the surface with the back of a spatula or spoon. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine ketchup with remaining tablespoon of BBQ sauce and mix well. Evenly top meatloaf with the BBQ-ketchup mixture and sprinkle with remaining bacon.

Bake in the oven until meatloaf is fully cooked, about 50 minutes.

Slice, serve, and enjoy!

MAKES 5 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/5th of recipe)
Calories: 224
Fat: 8g
Sodium: 707mg
Carbs: 10g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 26g

PointsPlus® value 5*

Fight it! Denny's Bacon Meatloaf
Denny's Bacon Meatloaf

Forsaken Bacon...

Ooh, look at you, Denny's. You're so edgy -- you put bacon in unexpected dishes. Normally, we're cool with adding bacon to everything. (It DOES make everything taste better.) But when the food is fattening to begin with, and you add regular bacon, you're just getting fattening food + fatty bacon. ACK! One look at the chain's sorry slabs of calorie-laden meatloaf, and we knew we could do better. Well, the Denny's people must've sensed we were coming after this dish with a slimmed-down swap in mind, because they've done away with the bacon-happy menu section. But that didn't stop us. Our recipe is packed with bacon and hickory-BBQ goodness. Plus it's got real homemade appeal. And isn't that partly what makes meatloaf so great?

Serving Size: 1 order
Calories: 780
Fat: 56g
Sodium: 2,190mg
Carbs: 27g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 15g
Protein: 43g

PointsPlus
® value 21*

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