The Melaniff Family Cookbook


The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond



1 C Whole Milk

6 slices White Bread

2 Lbs Ground Beef

1 C Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/4 t Seasoned Salt

3/4 t Salt

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1/3 C Minced Flat-leaf Parsley

4 whole Eggs, Beaten

10 slices Thin Bacon


1-1/2 cup Ketchup

1/3 cup Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon Dry Mustard

Tabasco To Taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.

Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs.

With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)

Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.

Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.

Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.

Serve with mashed potatoes.

On since 2014