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Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people


  • 100 g (3.5 oz) yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 500 g (17 oz) ground beef Lamb or Pork
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) cheddar cheese grated
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 200 g (7 oz) bacon streaky
  • 200 ml (1 cup) heavy cream for the sauce
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives or parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Sauté the onion in the ghee for a few minutes until softened

  2. Mix the ground meat in a large bowl adding the sautéd onions, cream, cheese, egg, chilli, herbs, salt and pepper

  3. Mix well and form into a large loaf size and place on a baking dish
  4. Layer the bacon slices over the loaf and tuck under at the edges
  5. Bake the loaf in the middle of the oven 350°F (180°C) for 40-45 minutes.

  6. Don't let the bacon overcook before the meat is done, lower the heat if this happens
  7. Pour all of the juices that accumulate from the meat loaf into a pan to make the sauce.
  8. Mix the juices, cream and mustard and bring to a boil

  9. Lower the heat and simmer for 8-10 mins
  10. Add salt and pepper as required and the chives or parsley
  11. Leave to cool slightly before cutting

Recipe Notes


per serving: total carbs 5g | protein 37g | fat 71g