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Beef and Bacon Meatloaf

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit RachaelRayShow.com [1].


For the Secret Sauce:


Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with oil; add bacon and render 2-3 minutes. Add apples, celery, onion, bay and salt, and cook to tender, 7-8 minutes. Add Calvados or brandy and cool completely; remove the bay leaf. 

In a large bowl [2], season beef with salt and pepper. Add the cooled bacon and vegetables, the egg, breadcrumbs, sage, thyme, parsley and allspice to the bowl [2] mix well. 

Line a baking sheet [3] with parchment paper and form a loaf about 4 inches across and 4 inches high. 

In small pot [4], warm stock and melt jam into it. Add Worcestershire and passata or ketchup and let thicken 3-5 minutes at a low bubble. 

Slather meatloaf with 1/3 of the sauce and bake 15 minutes uncovered. Remove from oven, tent with foil and bake another 35-45 minutes, or until internal temperature of 145°F. 

Serve with mashed potatoes (I like white sharp cheddar and nutmeg in mine) and a roasted or sautéed green vegetable, like green beans, with remaining secret sauce on the side.