FABULOUS MEAT LOAF

Submitted by: Suzanne Gagnon
This delicious and easy to prepare meat loaf does not last long around my home.

Serves: 8

Ingredients

1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
3 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 tsp. chili powder
1 1/4 tsp. dried sage
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
4 bacon strips

SAUCE:

1/4 cup chopped canned tomatoes
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground mustard
1/2 tsp. pepper

Method

In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients.Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.Combine the milk, eggs and Worcestershire sauce; mix into the beef mixture.Add crumbs.Grease a large sheet of foil.Place bacon on foil.Mold meat mixture into a loaf and place over bacon.Seal foil tightly around loaf.Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.Place wrapped loaf on a baking sheet.Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.Open foil; drain juices.Combine sauce ingredients and spoon over loaf.Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes longer.

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