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Just Like Pioneer Woman's Meatloaf

This bacon-wrapped dinner is inspired by our favorite Pioneer Woman meatloaf recipe.

Updated February 21, 2018
Just Like Pioneer Womans Meatloaf
Just Like Pioneer Womans Meatloaf
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Just Like Pioneer Woman's Meatloaf is one of the best meatloaf recipes you'll ever make. If you and your family are fans of meatloaf, this is one easy dinner recipe you'll want to try. This recipe also makes a great bring-along dish for potlucks. The meatloaf is made from common ingredients you'd expect and is absolutely bursting with flavor. The real treat is all in the saucy topping. A unique combination of brown sugar, dry mustard, catsup and Tabasco sauce is poured on top of your bacon-strip-covered meatloaf. You'll take one bite of this succulent dish, and be hooked. Impress your friends and family with the great-tasting meatloaf made famous by Food Network's Pioneer Woman, and made at home by YOU.

Cooking Vessel Size2-part broiler pan


  • 6 slices white sandwich bread, including crusts
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup minced flat leaf parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices thin-cut bacon
  • 1 cup catsup (ketchup is fine)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Tobasco hot sauce, to taste

Just Like Pioneer Woman's Meatloaf Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 2-part broiler pan by lining the bottom one with foil and spraying the top one with cooking spray.

  2. In a very large bowl, tear the bread into 1/2 inch pieces. Pour the milk over and add the eggs and beat until a wet smooth mixture forms. Add the beef, cheese and seasonings. Using your hands, squeeze and mix until everything is evenly distributed throughout.

  3. Form into a loaf shape on the prepared broiler pan. Place strips of bacon crosswise and slightly overlapping on top of the loaf. Tuck ends underneath.

  4. Stir catsup, brown sugar and seasonings together and spread evenly on top of the loaf. Bake for about 1 hour or until loaf tests 150 degrees F in the center using a quick-read baking thermometer.

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This looks good to me. My family isn't big on meatloaf but I could portion this out and freeze some of it for future meals. The addition of bacon just may intrigue the guys in my house enough to give it a try. I'd leave out the tabasco sauce as I can't tolerate spiciness.

This is a great meatloaf. My family loves meatloaf. I think they would eat it everyday if they could. I decided to try this, instead of my traditional meatloaf. This was a hit. They loved it! I did omit the hot sauce, because I don't really keep that on hand, but I did some ground red pepper. With a salad, some mashed potatoes, and green beans, this was an easy complete meal that we all enjoyed!

I love the Poineer woman. I watch her show all the time. She has kids around the same age as mine and I often make the recipes I see her cook. This one looks especially nice. I am a believer of adding in bread to ground beef. It gives it another dimension and always tastes good. I also always add chopped onions. This recipe doesn't but when I make it I am going to add them.


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