Concur with other reviewers--this is pretty much the Platonic ideal of meatloaf!
I liked this recipe a LOT - made it for me & my 8 year old and even SHE liked it :)
The only thing I would change is not as much salt. Other than that, I made it without the bacon to keep the fat content down - but it was still super moist and delicious...
This opinion is from a writer who has not ever cared for any meatloaf. My husband really likes them and so I keep trying for one I can at least tolerate. Well, my search has ended. We both think this meatloaf outstanding! Neither too dry or soggy and a very up scale flavor!!!! it is the quintessential meatloaf!
Takes a little bit to measure and chop, but what a treat! Meatloaf never got this kind of reception in our house. This and a couple others in the 'Make your own Meatloaf' article have got meatloaf on the agenda on a regular basis. The Stout and Cheddar is a nice combination. Followed this exactly, except I had to run the broiler for a bit. I used a thicker cut of bacon and it took a bit of extra heat to brown the bacon nicely. Great stuff!
Was a little bit time consuming, but well worth it! The best meatloaf I've ever had.
This is fabulous. Don't change a thing. My husband, who is a meatloaf fanatic, says it's the best meatloaf he's ever had.
Great recipe! Meatloaf shouldn't be made any other way.
This is the best meatloaf that I have ever made and was worth every bit of extra effort required by this recipe--no tweaking necessary. Trying some of the other combinations from the meatloaf article will be a hard decision considering how much I would like to make this one again!
Made this tonight and it was awesome. Followed the recipe to the letter except didn't use the parsley. The kids loved it, and my husband, who HATES meatloaf, raved about it. Since I have the mushrooms and the beer, I'm going to make another and put it in the freezer. Great recipe!