Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf for any day of the week! This meatloaf is so tasty with bell peppers, hint of garlic, A1 sauce and topped with bacon and BBQ sauce. I love this meal because the meatloaf itself, is healthy and colorful and the addition of bacon brings a nice texture and flavor. Plus, let’s be honest. Anything with bacon, makes life a little better!
If you have followed me for awhile, you know that this is Aaron’s recipe without me having to tell you that. He is the bacon man. Bacon on anything and everything! Bacon all day every day… you get the point. We like using turkey for our meatloaf because it doesn’t get greasy and it is a healthier option. Sometimes swapping turkey can make a dish more bland but you wont miss the ground beef flavors either, the A1 and other flavors put into the turkey more than make up for it. And speaking of greasy, you may not want to use a meatloaf pan to cook this recipe. If you use a meatloaf pan, make sure it is one that drains the fat because that bacon grease will be build up in the pan. We mold the meatloaf on a foil covered baking sheet so there is some room for the excess grease to run off.
Red and green bell peppers are what we love to use in our meatloaf, although if you prefer a swap for something else there are plenty of options. Celery, carrots, mushrooms, or onions are commonly used meatloaf and would also taste fantastic in this particular recipe!
Meatloaf does need to cook for awhile but the prep is incredibly easy. Just toss the ingredients into a big bowl and squish together and blend into a meatloaf log form. Wrap and weave the bacon over top. Then, 15 minutes before finishing cooking you will add the BBQ sauce. Wait until the end of cooking the meatloaf to add the BBQ sauce so the bacon has the time it needs to crisp up a bit. Use any kind of bacon but keep in mind the thicker cuts won’t be able to crisp as well as thinner cuts so pick one for your preference. BBQ sauce used is also based on your taste preference. Pick the sauce your family enjoys or try a new one!
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