Meal Under $10: Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf



1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 cup panko
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (green, red, yellow or orange)
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped green onion
2 eggs
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper
3 strips of bacon

For the glaze:

1/4 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


2 large potatoes
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
1-2 mushrooms, chopped (I had them, so threw them in)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1 can of corn
1/4 to 1/2 cup mixture of chopped onion and peppers (you can use green, white, yellow or red onion and any color bell peppers)
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put ground beef in a large bowl. Add panko, celery, bell pepper, and onion. Add ketchup, parsley, green onion, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined. Shape into a 9-by-5-inch oval loaf on a baking sheet. Top with strips of bacon. Bake about halfway, 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.

After the meatloaf has cooked halfway, brush the top and sides with glaze and continue baking until a thermometer inserted into the center registers 160 degrees, about 25 to 30 more minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.


Wash potatoes and pat dry. Pierce potatoes with a fork or knife. Cook in the microwave for approximately 6 to 10 minutes, depending on your microwave, or until tender when pierced. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise (let cool until easy to handle.). Scoop the inside out with a spoon and put in bowl. Add milk and butter and mix with beater or potato masher. Add cheese, chopped mushrooms (if using) and salt and pepper. Fill hollowed out potato shells with potato mixture and bake in 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until warmed through and slightly browned.


Lightly saute onion and peppers in butter until tender. Add corn and cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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