Okay so I have been meaning to write this up for a while so hear we go. I really enjoy making this and people really dig it. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
What you will need:
- 1 pound of ground beef or turkey
- 1 pound of ground country sausage
- 1 - 2 pounds of bacon
- 2 eggs, whhhhipped
- 1 onion grated
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3/4 ++ fresh bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 1/2 ++ your favorite bbq sauce
- 1/2 cup jalapeños chopped
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper
Step 1: Weave the bacon into a lattice. The easiest way to do this to watch this video. It should look like this when you are done.
If you are BBQing this then I would recommend rubbing it down with some of your favorite BBQ rub. Here is mine if you are interested.
Combine the ground beef/turkey, sausage, eggs, onion, garlic, ketchup, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, S & P and bread crumbs in a large bowl with your hands until it's all combined. If it's not setting up and is still kind of runny, add more bread crumbs until the mixture has the consistency you are looking for.
Now you want to lay your meat mixture (hahaha) on top of your beautiful bacon blanket. It should look like this when you are done.
If you want to add cheese and veggies to the inside of this then now is the time to do it. I would recommend some sautéed onions and peppers and cheese but keep in mind you are only going to get this thing to about 150 - 160 degrees internally which isn't cheese melting hot.
Now it's time to roll this meat mixture up into some sort of a log form. You want the log to be formed on one end of the bacon lattice or the other. When you have the log rolled up now it's time to wrap the bacon around it.
When you are done season it up with S&P or your BBQ rub it should look like this.
There are 2 ways of cooking this and the way I prefer is smoking it on the BBQ using indirect heat. If you need an explanation on indirect heat check here. So basically you place a drip pan underneath it with about a half an inch of water in it and put the meat loaf directly on the grill. If you are smoking it periodically throw more water soaked wood chips on the charcoals or in your smoke box. Try to keep the temperature around 300 degrees and it should take about 3 hours or so or when a thermometer reads 160 degrees and should look something like this.
This step is pretty simple, take your favorite BBQ sauce and smother it all over the meat loaf then let is rest for about 15 minutes to give all the juices inside to settle down.
This is my favorite step, cut in and enjoy.
If anyone has any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for looking