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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf With Asparagus and Red Bell Peppers

Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Bacon wrapped meatloaf with asparagus and red bell peppers

Bacon wrapped meatloaf with asparagus and red bell peppers

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Special Occasion Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of my go-to dishes for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, or Christmas dinners. I don't make the same meatloaf each time; there's always a variation. Sometimes I wrap the meatloaf with bacon and fill it with cooked eggs, and sometimes I add whatever fresh vegetables I have in the fridge. One time I used just green asparagus. It was delicious, but I was not satisfied with how it looked. The next time I decided to add red bell peppers for color. It turned out beautifully—and was very tasty, as well.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

45 min

1 hour 5 min

4-6 servings

Some of the ingredients: garlic, onion, green asparagus, red bell peppers, and bacon.

Some of the ingredients: garlic, onion, green asparagus, red bell peppers, and bacon.

Ingredients

  • 800 grams pork and beef, ground
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 stalks green asparagus, washed and pat-dried
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 9 strips red bell pepper
  • 100 grams bacon strips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices white bread, dunked in fresh milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt or meatloaf seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, for brushing the baking tin

Instructions

  1. Wash the asparagus and trim away the hard lower part of the stalks.
  2. Wash the red bell pepper and make nine julienne slices.
  3. Peel and slice the garlic.
  4. Peel, wash, and chop the onion.
  5. In a large bowl, add the ground pork, beef, eggs, salt or meatloaf seasoning mix, and white pepper powder.
  6. Dunk the white bread in milk; then lightly press the bread to get rid of excess milk. Tear the softened bread into small pieces and add them to the ground meat mixture.
  7. Add the bread crumbs and mix well.
  8. Prepare a baking tin brushed with olive oil.
  9. Line the bacon strips on a wooden or silicone slicing board.
  10. Place the ground meat mixture on top of the bacon strips. Flatten the mixture and place the asparagus and bell peppers in the middle (refer to photo). Shape the ground meat mixture like a loaf of bread.
  11. Wrap the bacon on both sides of the meatloaf.
  12. Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 45 to 60 minutes, depending on what kind of oven you have.
Serve the meatloaf with buttered asparagus, bell peppers, and boiled rice.

Serve the meatloaf with buttered asparagus, bell peppers, and boiled rice.

Recipe Tips

  • Loaf tin: You can of course use a loaf tin for baking the meatloaf. Just arrange the bacon strips on the bottom and the sides of the baking tin. Then add half of the meatloaf and put the asparagus and bell peppers on it. Then cover the veggies with the remaining ground meat mixture.
  • Serving suggestion: You may have leftover green asparagus and red bell peppers. Fry them with butter and season with salt and pepper. Add some fresh parsley if you have.

Thank you very much for reading. I hope you will enjoy trying this comfort food of mine. I look forward to hearing your comments below.

© 2021 Thelma Alberts

Comments

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 27, 2021:

Hi Misbah! You are welcome. Thank you for dropping by. Have a nice day.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 27, 2021:

Yummy mouthwatering ... It looks so delicious

Thanks for sharing.

Blessings

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 27, 2021:

Hi Peggy! You are very welcome. I agree with you that wrapping meatloaf with bacon is tastier than without it. Thank you very much for your nice comment.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 27, 2021:

Hi Adrienne! The same with me. I love food wrapped with bacon. I am glad my recipe brought back some good memories of your childhood. Thank you very much for your nice comment.

Adrienne Farricelli on May 26, 2021:

Anything wrapped in bacon grabs my attention. Meatloaf brings back dear memories of early childhood when grandma was cooking it and the whole house smelled so good!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 26, 2021:

The interior of your meatloaf is so pretty with the asparagus and red peppers. Wrapping it with bacon makes it even tastier! Thanks for the idea, Thelma.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 26, 2021:

Hi Linda! It is indeed tasty. I agree with you that red bell pepper makes a meal colourful. Thank you so much for your nice comment. Very well appreciated.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 26, 2021:

Hello DW Davis! Thank you very much for your nice comments. Very much appreciated.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 25, 2021:

This sounds like a very tasty dish. I love the thought of adding red bell peppers. They always make a meal look colourful.

DW Davis from Eastern NC on May 25, 2021:

This looks and sounds delicious. Now, I am very much in the mood for meatloaf.

DW Davis from Eastern NC on May 25, 2021:

My mouth is watering and I haven't even read the Hub. LOL!

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