Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf


Oh my how can you go wrong with bourbon and bacon???  You can't!!!
I have found that I like the taste of bourbon with beef.  I loved my bourbon marinade that I used with our steaks a few weeks ago and this meatloaf is no exception it was awesome as well.

I started with a basic meatloaf and wrapped it in bacon.  The star of the recipe came next.  I slathered the meatloaf with a Bourbon Glaze.  The glaze is very simple and easy to mix together.  I reserved some of the glaze and warmed it up to serve as a dipping sauce for the meatloaf.


I was not a bourbon fan until we started visiting some distilleries on the Bourbon Trail with Billy and Amanda.  So far my favorite is Marker's Mark.

Bourbon Glazed Meatloaf

1 pound ground beef
3 slices of bread
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 slices bacon

Bourbon Glaze
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 shot bourbon
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Put bread slices in a large bowl and cover with the milk.  Let sit until bread is soggy.  If you need to you can add a little more milk.  

Add the ground beef and work the bread and ground beef together with your hands.  Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.  

In a separate small bowl, beat the egg.  Pour the beaten egg into the meat mixture.  With your hands mix everything together.  

Form into a loaf and wrap bacon slices around and tuck under the bottom of the meatloaf.

Bourbon Glaze

Mix all ingredients together.  Slather the meatloaf with about 1/3 of the sauce.  Place meatloaf in the oven and bake until the internal temperature is 160 degrees.  Mine was in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.  

Heat up the reserved Bourbon Glaze and use as a dipping sauce for your meatloaf...enjoy!


  1. wow, this looks amazing! The bourbon glaze looks spectacular! You should come link this up at Welcome Home Wednesdays! The party is open! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. You had me at Bourbon, Nina! Such a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing your meatloaf recipe with all of us at Weekend Potluck! We hope to see you again this Friday, sharing more of your great recipes! Cheers!

  3. Looks amazing. I bet this is delicious. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

  4. Bourbon and beef is a match made in heaven! Great recipe, thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Hi Nina, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Beef over at Carole's Chatter. Please do bring it over to join in the fun. Cheers