Pepperoni stuffed Meat Loaf

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • 910 g of ground beef
  • New Milano pepperoni (1 stick)
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • 8 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of breadcrumb
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of garlic powder
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of salt
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of pepper

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)

2 In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix until well combined.

3 Put the mixture in a medium baking tray lined with aluminum foil and distribute the meat mixture evenly.

4 Add the pepperoni and cheese, on top of the meat.

5 Carefully lift the meat and form a loaf.

6 In another aluminum-lined baking tray, place the slices of bacon side by side, one next to the other. Place the meat loaf on top of the bacon.

7 Roll up the meat with the bacon, then wrap with foil.

8 Bake the aluminum-wrapped loaf for 25 minutes.

9 Increase the temperature to 500°F (260°C). Remove the foil and bake for 20 more minutes until the bacon is golden brown and crispy.

10 Cool for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.