Snowy Palms Resort Meatloaf - Possibly The Best In The Land

At Snowy Palms Resort meatloaf is served most Thursday nights, if for no other reason that Lazy Bastard is hung over from Wednesday night's Co-Ed Naked Twister competitions.

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
2 stalks celery, minced
1 small red bell pepper, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced fine
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp beef base (I prefer Better Than Bullion brand)

1 Tbsp black pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tsp chili powder
1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs

1/2 cup milk
1/2 package (4 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork
4 thick cut slices of bacon

Preheat oven to 400ᵒF

Add olive to a hot pan then add onion, garlic, bell pepper and celery, saute for 5 minutes, until soft.  Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, gently whisk eggs, then add the milk, beef base, black pepper, Worcestershire, paprika and chili powder, mix until well blended. Stir in bread crumbs until mixed well. Blend in cream cheese and the cooled sautéed
vegetables, mix together.

Add ground beef and pork to mixture and work it with your hands until ingredients are well incorporated.

Line loaf pan or bread pan with bacon, the place meat mixture into it and place into preheated oven for 30 minutes.

After 45 minutes remove meatloaf from oven then flip onto foil lined wire rack and return to oven to finish cooking.

Turn down heat to 375ᵒF and cook for 3/4 hour - 1 hour longer or until the internal temperature reads 160ᵒF.  Do not cook beyond 160ᵒF or it will begin to dry out.

At 160ᵒF remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes, then cut into slices.

You’ll get 8 good sized slices out of this.

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