This recipe really started as a joke. My friend, Laura, posted this to my facebook page. Why? Because it has bacon. That’s it. She knows I love bacon, so pretty much every time she sees a recipe with bacon in it, she posts it or tells me about it. This one in particular she found on a great blog – Make Ahead Meals for Busy Mom’s. Check out the recipe HERE, and see her original great idea.
This is the recipe I briefly spoke about during the Pitmasters Radio show that had the guys drooling on their microphones. To hear that podcast, go HERE.
After looking at this recipe for about…3 seconds…I realized I wanted to make it immediately. It was a snowy day in St. Louis, I had all the ingredients, so I made the decision – we made it that night. And we made a LOT.
So, here’s the deal: This is meatloaf. With bacon. And it looks like a filet mignon.
I feel like I should end the description there, because honestly, if that doesn’t motivate you to print the recipe card immediately…I just don’t know what will.
But here’s what I did, besides a few tiny tweaks to the ingredients – I smoked them. (Duh) And holy mother of tasty discoveries, these turned out stupid crazy ridiculous offensively good.
Best of all – they’re easy to freeze and store, and they’re just as good frozen and fresh. Yes, I’ve already cooked them twice. Maybe three times. Don’t judge.
So check out the full recipe and please consider making these tonight-ish. You can definitely make them in the oven too – we tried both ways and both are awesome. It’s just that a little hickory smoke makes everything a little better.
Kinda like bacon.