Meatloaf Monday-Chuck Loaf

I think we should start talking meatloaf around here. I mean really, picture retro food and you see a meatloaf with that Jell-0, don’t you?

The following is a basic loaf, with ground chuck instead of ground beef for a richer, more full-bodied flavor.

Chuck Loaf

2 pounds ground chuck (not ground beef)
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 cups soft bread crumbs
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2-4 slices bacon (medium to thick cut preferred)

Combine and thoroughly mix all ingredients being careful to mix lightly (mixing too vigorously will cause the meatloaf to be tough)
Form one or two meat loaves and place in one or two loaf pans
Top each loaf with 2 slices of bacon
Bake in 350 degree F oven for about one hour and 10 minutes
Drain off fat
Let sit several minutes before slicing or refrigerate and slice cold

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