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.


  • 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


    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


Slice thinly and serve with your favorite side dish.


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.

Texas Pete’s new Sriracha sauce – CHA!

Big, bold and savory – Texas Pete enters the Sriracha sauce niche with their new CHA! Sriracha hot chile sauce.

texas pete cha sriracha sauce

Texas Pete’s CHA! Sriracha Sauce

We cracked open this company provided sample not quite knowing what to expect. Texas Pete and Sriracha? Yup! It works! It turns out Texas Pete indeed developed an authentic tasting Sriracha style chile sauce using fresh red chiles.

New CHA! by Texas Pete® Sriracha sauce offers a bold, balanced flavor that you will love. With fewer preservatives than other Sriracha sauces, CHA! by Texas Pete® offers extraordinary flavor, color and consistency at a more affordable price.

I have to agree with that statement on every count. It is bright red in color, consistency is rich and medium-bodied, and the flavor is sweet, garlicky and bold with a nice heat level.

Ingredients: made of chile, sugar, garlic, salt, vinegar, potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness and flavor)

texas pete cha sriracha closeup

Texture & Appearance: Slightly pulpy in a medium thick sauce that’s bright red in color. Classic.

Taste Straight Up: True to form for a Sriracha style sauce, bright tasting fresh chiles are up front with a big garlic hit followed by sweetness. Well-balanced.

cha sriracha on eggs

Texas Pete CHA! Sriracha on eggs. A classic use.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – A nice tame level of heat here. This does not detract from the overall enjoyment of this sauce. As a matter of fact, we feel it’s a more approachable Sriracha sauce for many. Kudos to Texas Pete for creating a Sriracha sauce that should do well in the mainstream. Spicy.

texas pete cha sriracha bottle

Big bottle, great packaging.

Label/Graphics: Packaged in a large 18 ounce clear plastic squeeze bottle, the label is a clear, 2 color white and yellow design with clean graphics and fonts. CHA! is clearly the name of this sauce. Bonus points for the awesome “flip top” pointed cap. A very nice touch! Classy.

texas pete cha sriracha bottle top

The flip top is a winner.

Final Thoughts

This is a great example of a Sriracha style sauce that you can share with family and friends that have never experienced the garlic, fresh chiles and heat that is Sriracha.

texas pete cha sriracha on pizza

Great on pizza!

Overall Rating: Rated 4 out of 5 Stars – Perfect for everyday use and a great “beginner” Sriracha sauce. Flavorful enough for the experienced Sriracha user, and accessible to everyone at your local grocer. Versatile.

Where to buy: Currently shipping to Lowe’s Foods, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter; Publix stores and more to come.

About Texas Pete

T.W. Garner Food Company, sole owner of Texas Pete® and its products, are now in their 80th year of business. Visit http://www.texaspete.com/ for all of their products and where you’ll find a Store Locator feature.

And check out The Legend of Texas Pete for a bit of history. A good read.

Social Media: Like Texas Pete on Facebook and follow them on Twitter as https://twitter.com/TexasPete

We would love to hear your thoughts about Texas Pete’s CHA! Sriracha or our review in the Comments below!

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Sriracha Shortage? What Shortage?

Now is a great time to discover the many other Sriracha style hot sauces that are available. With the Huy Fong Foods Sriracha being mandated to halt shipments until sometime in January, lovers of that venerable Rooster Sauce have plenty of other options to get their fix.

sriracha shortage alternatives

Sriracha shortage? We don’t need no steenkin’ shortage!

Here are just a few of the many craft made sriracha sauces available on the ‘net, as well as a few store brands that are all good alternative choices. Sriracha apocalypse? Don’t believe us? Check out #srirachapocalypse on Twitter!

Blazing Dragon Hot Sauce – Organic Ghost Pepper Sriracha

Blazing Dragon Ghost Sriracha

Blazing Dragon Ghost Sriracha

Carter Lee of Blazing Dragon is crafting some blazing hot sauces out of his California kitchen. Thin and hot, this one features Ghost Peppers in the Sriracha mix. You’ll have to contact Carter by email to order some.

[email protected]

jojo’s sriracha

jojo's sriracha small batch

jojo’s sriracha small batch

Featured in Griffin Hammond’s new Sriracha Documentary, jojo’s is “one of a kind – a small batch” sauce crafted to be unique. jojo’s is based in Brooklyn, NY. Her site is loveofjojo.com.

Purchase jojo’s Sriracha from Etsy here.

Sriracha Panich

Sriracha Panich

Sriracha Panich

Another authentic Thai sriracha sauce, Sriracha Panich (pronounced “pan ‘need“) – again featured in Hammond’s documentary.

Purchase from ImportFood.com

Dark Star Sriracha

Dark Star Sriracha

Dark Star Sriracha

Dark Star Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is available on Amazon.com. They also make an Extreme Heat version for you over-the-top chileheads!

Buy Dark Star from Amazon.com

Voodoo Chile Sriracha

Voodoo Chile Si Racha Sauce

Voodoo Chile Si Racha Sauce

Si’Racha Sauce from Voodoo Chile in a plastic squeeze bottle.


Apinya Thai Chili Sauce

Apinya Thai Chili Sauce

Apinya Thai Chili Sauce

Adam and Apinya Ross from the Northern Virgina area are crafting some delicious Thai sauces. In addition to the Chili Sauce, they offer Thai Basil Aji, Coconut Harissa, and Pumpkin Panang sauces.


Race City Sauce Works Cirque des Sept Enfers Seven Pepper Sriracha

Race City Sauce Works 7 Pepper Sriracha

Race City Sauce Works 7 Pepper Sriracha

I don’t really know what that means, but everything from Race City Sauce Works is stellar! We’ve not cracked open our bottle of Seven Pepper Sriracha yet, but I guarantee it’ll be a great sauce.


Store Brands of Sriracha

Readily available in almost all grocery stores are the following:

Kikkoman Sriracha

Famous for their soy sauces, Kikkoman makes a sriracha sauce that has some fans.
I’m not one of them.

HT Traders – Harris Teeter

A household favorite here at HotSauceDaily, we reviewed this HT Traders and Kikkoman’s here.

For you die-hard Sriracha fans, don’t miss our popular Sriracha Garlic Wings recipe too.

Is there a Sriracha sauce that you just love and we’ve left out? Please tell us in the Comments below!

Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods plant making waves

Huy Fong Foods, makers of the venerable Sriracha Sauce – also called “Rooster Sauce” because of the iconic Rooster on the plastic squeeze bottle, are making the news at their brand new Irwindale, CA plant. Odors are causing an uproar in the community.

Sriracha new 9oz bottles

New Sriracha 9oz Bottles – photo: srirachamovie.com

Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods new plant making a stink in Irwindale CA

Exclusive video from CBS This Morning gives us a glimpse into the new Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory, as well as some rare conversation with the shy and modest owner and founder, David Tran.

Are you a Sriracha Fan? Join the Sriracha Community on Google+

Check out Griffin Hammond’s upcoming Sriracha Movie documentary.

Leave a Comment below about your favorite way to use Sriracha sauce!

Sriracha The Movie Trailer

Sriracha – a documentary film by Griffin Hammond

CBS News asked filmmaker Griffin Hammond to create a trailer for his upcoming documentary, Sriracha, as they are planning a story about it. Pretty exciting stuff. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more about Hammond’s Sriracha film as the release date nears (nothing firm yet).

The First Trailer

We first reported about Hammond’s Sriracha Movie – Trip to Thailand back in Aug 2013, where you can catch up on the background.

Official website: Sriracha – a documentary film by Griffin Hammond.

Sriracha Documentary update – Trip to Thailand video

Sriracha – A Documentary by Griffin Hammond just wrapped up a trip to Thailand for some filming. Funded on Kickstarter, Griffin’s efforts raised over $21,000 dollars to help make this landmark documentary about America’s favorite Thai hot sauce.


The Sriracha Documentary goes to Thailand for filming

Check out this short video Griffin made of his recent trip to Thailand to get some footage for his Sriracha documentary.

The story of Sriracha

It’s been named “Ingredient of the Year” by Bon Appetit, “best-tasting hot sauce,” according to Cooks Illustrated, and in 2012, Huy Fong Foods sold 20 million bottles of Sriracha! That’s 100 million pounds of chiles!

But even with its cult following—recipes, t-shirts, tattoos—most fans don’t know the origin story of this Thai flavor, or recognize David Tran, the man responsible for popularizing Sriracha in the U.S.

David Tran of Huy Fong Sriracha

David Tran, founder of Huy Fong Foods, fled Vietnam as a refugee in 1978. After 30 years of producing Sriracha chili sauce in Los Angeles, he’s altered the history of American cuisine.

This short documentary (approximately 30 minutes) finally reveals the story of Sriracha—where it comes from, how it’s made, and the people who love it.

70,000 bottles made each day at Huy Fong Foods

Over 70,000 bottles of Sriracha are made each day at Huy Fong Foods in California.

About the film: It’s an anthem for Sriracha lovers! Detailing the fascinating origins of this beloved hot sauce, and the people who love it.

“This is the most monumental, important and exciting piece of food news you will read today.”Chicagoist

“There’s Going To Be A Sriracha Movie!”The Huffington Post

Randy Clemens and Jet Tila

Featured in the film: Randy Clemens, author of “The Sriracha Cookbook,” and chef Jet Tila, Thai Culinary Ambassador to America.

Follow the film: SrirachaMovie.com | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Stay tuned to HotSauceDaily.com for updates about the film and when it will be released.

And please join us in the Sriracha Community on Google+, where we talk about all things Sriracha.

Ed’s Roadhouse Jerky – Sriracha Wasabi – review


Ed’s Roadhouse Jerky comes in an astounding 30+ different flavors. They make everything from “Plain” or “Sweet Black Pepper” to “Devil’s Tongue Jalapeño Habanero” and “Inferno Ghost Pepper with Scorpion”. Yes, and everything in between, including Raspberry, Maple, Apple and Chipotle flavors, among the many others. Today, we are tasting their Sriracha version of jerky called:

Sriracha Chili with a Wasabi Twist

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Spicy Garlic Coal Black Wings recipe

WEEK OF WINGS IV Day 4 – Coal Black Garlic Wings

These spicy, garlicky, black wings are first baked, then quickly deep fried to bring out their signature dark black color. Served with a drizzle of Sriracha sauce, they are the most unique wings we’ve made since the Salt and Vinegar wings. Amazingly dark, they are not burnt at all, rather the color comes from the soy sauce and a quick dip in your deep fryer.

Garlicky Coal Black Wings drizzled with Sriracha sauce

Spicy Garlicky Coal Black Wings with Sriracha Sauce

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