• Cooking Time: 30 - 40
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The name caught my eye on this one as soon as I saw it and haveing a husband that loves meatloaf just had to give it a try. It was a winner with the both of us. The bacon gives such a good flavor and the tomato juice is just the right amount of tomato. Liked it better than the use of tomato sauce. I think this was from a newspaper site.


  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 tablespoon black pepper
  • 3/4 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 3/4 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 pounds ground meat


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Cook bacon in pan.
  • Remove bacon and chop.
  • Leave drippings in pan and add onion and celery.
  • Saute (but do not brown).
  • Add pepper, onion powder, thyme, salt, mustard, paprika and garlic powder; cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; add tomato juice and evaporated milk.
  • Mix bread crumbs with eggs and add to ground meat.
  • Add spice mixture and bacon to meat and mix gently.
  • Place mixture in 1 large loaf pan or individual loaf pans.
  • Bake until done, about 30 to 40 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F on a meat or instant-read thermometer.

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