Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf recipe with Texas Pete CHA! Sriracha

Our last post reviewed the new CHA! Sriracha sauce from Texas Pete. Here is their spicy bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe, featuring CHA!, that just blew us away.

spicy bacon meatloaf sriracha recipe

Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Sriracha recipe

We’ve seen dozens of bacon wrapped meatloaf recipes on the Internet and have tried a few, but none with sriracha. Most all use a “bacon weave” to smother the meatloaf… this one is different. Using strips of thick bacon, pounded into submission, this was by far the most successful bacon enrobed meatloaf we’ve ever cooked. Read on for the unique way bacon is wrapped around this meatloaf, and the incredible list of ingredients that make this the best meatloaf we’ve ever cooked.

It’s also the first time we’ve made a meatloaf using only ground pork instead of the usual ground beef. The complete recipe is available as a printable PDF file at the end of the post.

Prep time: 45 minutes. Cooking time: 1:00 – 1:15 hrs.

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs. Ground Pork
  • 1/4 cup Ginger, fresh, finely grated (go easy. fresh ginger is powerful. we’d back this off just a bit next time.)
  • 4 cloves Garlic, fresh minced
  • 1/2 cup Scallions, fresh, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, fresh, rough chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 4 tbsp. CHA! by Texas Pete®
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 8 slices Bacon, thick sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Sesame seeds, white

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 cup CHA! Sriracha Sauce by Texas Pete

Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
add dry ingredients - grated ginger, garlic, scallions, cilantro

Ground pork, grated ginger, garlic, scallions, cilantro

    1. Place the ground pork into a large mixing bowl. Add the grated ginger, garlic, scallions, cilantro, soy sauce, sesame oil and the 4 tbs Cha! By Texas Pete and mix well until fully combined.
add liquid ingredients

Add liquid ingredients, combining eggs and breadcrumbs gently

    1. Next, add one egg at a time followed by the Panko breadcrumbs. Mix until everything is evenly incorporated. Do not over mix.
    2. Line a sheet tray with aluminum foil and lightly coat with either olive oil or non-stick spray.
Lay bacon slightly overlapping edges on plastic

Lay bacon slightly overlapping edges on plastic

    1. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a clean work surface. Arrange the bacon strips on the plastic wrap one at a time overlapping them lengthwise just enough so that there is no space in between each strip of bacon. Place another piece of plastic wrap large enough to fit over the whole sheet of bacon and press down firmly.
      Gently pound bacon strips to bind together and form mat

      Gently pound bacon strips to bind together and form mat

      Using a mallet carefully pound the bacon strips to tenderize and to stick together. The sheet of bacon will widen a few inches on each side and should be approximately 10 inches long by 8 inches wide. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and discard.

    2. Keep the bacon on the bottom sheet of plastic wrap. Turn the plastic wrap with the bacon so the strips are facing you vertically.
      Start by forming meatloaf in bowl

      Start by forming meatloaf in bowl

      Place meatloaf on bacon and shape into log to fit

      Place meatloaf on bacon and shape into log to fit

      Form the meatloaf into the shape of a log horizontally onto the center of the sheet against the strips of bacon.

      Roll bacon around meatloaf, keeping seam side down

      Roll bacon around meatloaf, keeping seam side down

      Carefully roll the bacon with the meatloaf tightly keeping it in the shape of a log.

Lay loaf into lightly oiled sheet pan

Lay loaf into lightly oiled sheet pan

    1. Place the meatloaf onto the sheet tray. Carefully remove the plastic wrap from the bacon.
Sprinkle top with all white sesame seeds

Sprinkle top with all of the sesame seeds

    1. Sprinkle the top of the bacon wrapped meatloaf with all of the sesame seeds.
    2. Place the meatloaf into the oven to bake for approximately 1 1/4 hour or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees has been reached.
    3. While the meatloaf is cooking prepare the glaze. Combine the Hoisin sauce with the Cha! By Texas Pete and mix well. Glaze the meatloaf with this mixture 2-3 times during the second half hour of cooking.
At 40 minutes in, brush your 1st glaze on and rotate pan 180 º

At 40 minutes in, brush your 1st glaze on and rotate pan 180 º

At 50 minutes in, glaze a second time

At 50 minutes in, glaze a second time

    1. When the meatloaf is fully cooked remove from the oven and let it rest for approximately 15 minutes before slicing.
After resting, the meatloaf is done. We only glazed twice. Convection ovens work faster

After resting, the meatloaf is done. We only glazed twice. Convection ovens work faster

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Slice thinly and serve with your favorite side dish.

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Here’s a link to download a printable PDF file of the recipe. spicy-bacon-meatloaf-recipe

Original recipe is on TexasPete.com

Would you like to try this recipe? Leave us a Comment below… we’d love to hear your feedback.

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Comments

  1. Charlie Wallace says:

    Preparing this recipe this weekend, once again! This is the kind of dish that you want to show off to other folks who like it hot. Hands down, the best meatloaf ever!

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