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Question re: bacon on top of meatloaf

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Spencer Mar 29, 2007 08:27 PM

Over the last few weeks I’ve heard/read several times about folks putting raw bacon strips on top of their pre-cooked meatloaves.
Is this done with or without the tomato based topping?
If it is With, do you lay the bacon on top of tomato based topping or underneath?
Thanks

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    mojoeater Mar 30, 2007 09:29 AM

    I would definitely put the bacon on top of whatever glaze you make. Otherwise, it may not crisp up.

    1. weinstein5 Mar 30, 2007 05:57 AM

      The recipe I have followed instructs layering the bacon on top of the glaze and it came delicious!

      1. chowser Mar 30, 2007 05:53 AM

        I have if I have some around. I like it with the ketchup brown sugar topping, too, so you get the salty bacon and sweet topping. That said, I rarely have bacon around and don't make meatloaf that often. It is good, though. The bacon goes on the very top.

        1. OldDog Mar 30, 2007 12:57 AM

          I just knew that idea had to come from somewhere... :-)

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36648...

          1. OldDog Mar 29, 2007 08:57 PM

            I haven't done a bacon topped meatloaf yet, but Spencer's post has me wondering if layering brown sugar on top of the bacon would work out...

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              Spencer Mar 30, 2007 09:16 AM

              Some BBQ buddies of mine spinkle bacon with brown sugar and smoke it- they call it pig candy.

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              Querencia Mar 29, 2007 08:48 PM

              If I use bacon on meatloaf I don't use the ketuchup-brown sugar-nutmeg topping---just one or the other. BTW bacon is also very good on boneless skinless chicken breasts---no sauce, just wrap half-slices of bacon around the chicken, which tends to dry out in the oven unless you do something to it.

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