The Pioneer Woman’s – My Favorite Meatloaf

For St. Patrick’s Day I didn’t wear green…Well I did but I did it Jamie Style, which is inappropriate…I love being inappropriate! Some laugh, some roll their eyes and some just don’t get it or me.But its what I do and yeah that’s what I am going with…

So here is my green…
Look I'm wearing green!

What a cute clover huh!? It looks great on THAT finger too! (Hope I didn’t offend anyone)

Here is some other green I made too…

So I am not one bit Irish, nothing! Zip, zero, zilch, none, notta…

So for dinner I did NOT make Corn beef and cabbage and why would I want too, YUCK! Not a big fan! and it smells bad too!

Normy and I had Tim and Katie Over for dinner tonight to say hey thanks for helping us. Tim helped Normy get our ugly love seats out of here, so I invited them to dinner. They are fun peeps who we like to hangout with…

Tim made me take this picture of him, cause he wanted to be on my blog! Well here ya go Timmy, here is your picture! You special person you!
And Katie (and Tim) got us a couch warming gift! Look how cool! Katie has one of these and when I was at their place once I watched her use this thingy and I was like that is so cool!!! (So she remembered) so sweet of her to get this for us. For our couch warming gift! (never gotten a couch warming gift before)

So I was trying to decide all week what to make them so I went with meatloaf. But not just any meatloaf, meatloaf wrapped in bacon! and its The Pioneer Woman’s Meatloaf (have I mentioned that I love her!)


■1 cup Whole Milk
■6 slices White Bread
■2 pounds Ground Beef
■1 cup (heaping) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
■¼ teaspoons Seasoned Salt
■¾ teaspoons Salt
■Freshly Ground Black Pepper
■⅓ cups Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
■4 whole Eggs Beaten
■10 slices Thin/regular Bacon
■1-½ cup Ketchup
■⅓ cups Brown Sugar
■1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
■Tabasco To Taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.

Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan,
The Pioneer Woman’s
seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl.
Pour in beaten eggs.

With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)
Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.
Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.
Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.
Serve with mashed potatoes. Yummy!
So along with meatloaf I made cupcakes for dessert and I made these cupcakes in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day. These cupcakes are amazing: Chocolate Guinness and whiskey cupcakes with baileys frosting! I have only made these cupcakes once before when I first started getting into cupcakes and I don’t recall them being so good!

Here’s the 1st time I made them: (Made March 27, 2010)

Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes with Baileys Frosting

and then a year later…

I don’t usually make these as they call for 3 kinds of liquor…Not cheap to make…

Tim told me I needed to hurry it up taking my pictures so he could eat one!

Can’t leave Katie out!

MMMMM Normy likes them too!

Look at that goodness!
Chocolate Guinness and whiskey cupcakes with baileys frosting!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


4 thoughts on “The Pioneer Woman’s – My Favorite Meatloaf

  1. LOVE how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
    I have a question about the meatloaf…when I made it…I used all of the milk that the bread was soaking in…and it urned out pretty mushy–did yours?

    1. I did add the milk from the bread and it was fine. not mushy at all! I also used wheat bread, not sure if that has anything to do with it…But this was the best darn meatloaf I think I have made before!

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