Meatloaf rocks. Even though I have no clue what that really is.
Even though I love Meatloaf, I can't stand meatloaf. I mean, I really really really can't stand meatloaf.
But, for some reason, the other day I got an urge to make a meatloaf for Mr. McGhee. See Mr. McGhee is a guys' guy from Wisconsin that now, because of me, eats salmon and salad instead of filet and potatoes. So every once in a while, I like to treat Mr. McGhee to a guys' guy type of dinner.
Plus, Mr. McGhee is very handsome and the other day I caught him looking at my favorite catalog and circling the things he thought I would like.
To find a meatloaf recipe, I went to my favorite site, Our Best Bites. And the ladies at Our Best Bites didn't fail me with their recipe for bacon-wrapped meatloaf. That's serious guys' guy type of food.
I made the recipe exactly as written.
- 1/2 cup chili sauce (or substitute ketchup, but I liked chili sauce)
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons cider vinegar (or white vinegar in a pinch)
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion , chopped medium
- 2 medium cloves garlic , minced
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or whole milk)
- 1 pound ground beef chuck
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1/2 pound ground veal (I used more pork instead of veal)
- 2/3 cup Saltine crackers , crushed (about 18), or quick oatmeal, or 1 1/3 cups fresh bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
- 6 – 8 ounces bacon , thin sliced (8 to 12 slices, depending on loaf shape)
- 1 medium head cauliflower (about 2-1/4 pounds), trimmed and cut into florets
- 3 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.