Grilled Bacon-Sauced Meat Loaf
- In a mixing bowl stir together the egg white; bread crumbs, oats, or wheat germ; onion; vegetable juice cocktail, tomato juice, or milk; mustard; salt; and pepper. Add beef or pork; mix well. On waxed paper shape mixture into a 4- to 5-inch round loaf.
- To grill, in a covered grill arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Carefully invert loaf onto the grill rack over the drip pan, but not over the coals. Peel off waxed paper. Lower the grill hood. Grill for 30 to 35 minutes or until no pink remains.
- Or, to bake, place loaf in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until no pink remains.
- Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan cook and stir bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Add onion to bacon drippings in saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or till onion is tender but not brown. Stir in bacon pieces, tomato sauce, beer or water, brown sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery seed, salt, and pepper. Simmer sauce, uncovered, about 10 minutes or to desired consistency. To serve, spoon some of the sauce over the loaf. Pass the remaining sauce. Makes 2 servings.
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Nutrition Facts (Grilled Bacon-Sauced Meat Loaf)
- Per serving:
- 291 kcal ,
- 9 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat ,
- 69 mg chol. ,
- 936 mg sodium ,
- 21 g carb. ,
- 30 g pro.