skinnymixer’s Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Smokey BBQ Sauce

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skinnymixer's Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Smokey BBQ Sauce

skinnymixer's Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Smokey BBQ Sauce
5 from 1 vote

skinnymixer's Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Smokey BBQ Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Dinner
Servings: 4 -6



  • small handful of parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 100 g carrot or zucchini roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion halved and peeled
  • 500 g beef mince or preferred minced meat
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 g psyllium husk or 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ยผ tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 10 bacon rashers
  • 2 tbsp preferred frying oil

Smokey BBQ Sauce:

  • 30 g coconut sugar
  • 30 g butter
  • 120 g tomato sauce
  • 10 g tamari or coconut aminos or worcestershire sauce
  • 10 g apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp cacao or cocoa or instant coffee
  • 10 g lemon juice
  • 90 g water
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Add parsley and garlic to mixer bowl, blitz for 3 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Add carrot and onion, chop for 3 sec/speed 6/MC on.
  • Add remaining meatloaf ingredients, except for bacon and oil, and pulse turbo 1 sec/5 times to roughly combine.
  • Remove meatloaf mixture to a silicone mat or large piece of aluminium foil and shape into a rounded meatloaf shape.
  • Wrap bacon rashers around meatloaf and secure in place with toothpicks.
  • Transfer meatloaf to large bottom steaming tray. It's okay if it bends up the sides.
  • Add 600 g or 21.2 oz water to mixer bowl and steam meatloaf for 45 min/steaming temp/speed 2/MC on. In the last 20 mins of steaming time, feel free to add vegetables around meatloaf to cook and serve.
  • With 5 mins remaining, heat preferred oil in a large frying pan to medium heat.
  • Transfer meatloaf to frying pan and brown on all sides.
  • While the meatloaf is browning, prepare smokey BBQ sauce with a clean bowl:
  • Add all sauce ingredients to mixer bowl, cook 5 min/steaming temperature/speed 2/MC off.
  • Remove toothpicks and serve meatloaf with steamed vegetables or salad and smokey BBQ sauce drizzled over the top.


I used smoked streaky bacon.
You can prepare the sauce standalone to use with other dishes.
I used Thermobextas *amazing* tomato sauce recipe for my sauce, in which I substitute the raw honey with coconut sugar ๐Ÿ™‚
This is loosely inspired by the Womans Weekly BBQ Meatloaf.
Sauce Only
Serving Size: 30g / Serves 10
Kj: 172
Cal: 41
Protein: 0.6g
Fat: 2.6g
Sat Fat: 1.6g
Carb: 3.8g
Sugar: 3.5g
Sodium: 181mg
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Smokey BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving (140 g)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 235
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.1g40%
Saturated Fat 9.6g60%
Sodium 1440mg63%
Carbohydrates 3.6g1%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 28.6g57%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. I’ve made this a few times now and it tastes better every time. All kids and picky hubby even loved it. I just struggle with getting it from the varoma to the fry pan without falling apart but thats on me. I don’t think I put the bacon on tight enough!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. From someone who doesn’t like meatloaf this was really nice. Made to the recipe. Couldn’t get the bacon to stay on but it still tasted the same.
    Sauce was quite sweet and I would halve the sugar next time.
    But saying that I would make it again is a big plus.

  3. I don’t have any bacon but would love to try the meatloaf tonight, could I go without and just bake in a loaf tin instead? Cheers

  4. I doubled this tonight and xooked the entire amount in the oven with the BBQ sauce on the top for about 1hr 20min with a pan of water in to create steam. Used 1/2 the sauce at the start then the other half about half way in the cooking time. Turned out wonderful. When serving i added some of the juices over the meat.

    1. Hi Sarah, I’d like to try it in the oven – do you think if I wasn’t doubling the recipe it would still take 1 hour 20? Thanks, Claudia

  5. Sauce is so good my hubby loves the stuff Nik or has anyone tried canning the sauce for quick easy use with other meals if so how long it would last. Thanks

  6. Does anyone else think a tbsp of salt is too much? I made this last night and it’s sooiii salty it’s overpowering and almost too unpleasant to eat?

    1. Yes I think a tablespoon of salt seems a lot. Especially with the bacon. I wouldnโ€™t add more than half a teaspoon. We arenโ€™t big salt users so I always find I need to reduce the salt in recipes. For example we use very little salt in bread and recipes always call for quite a bit. I think itโ€™s just what you get used to.

  7. Wow. Didn’t know how good meatloaf could taste! We even had for breakfast the next day. I used equal amounts of chicken and pork mince as I don’t eat beef. Used chia instead of husks and baked in oven for 1 hour. It was such an easy dinner. Might try hiding mushrooms next time.

    1. Did you use the same quantity of chia seeds as the psyllium husks? How did you go with adding mushrooms? I like your suggestions!

  8. Made this last week, first I made the Thermobexta amazing tomato sauce( which is amazing), I used bread crumbs and the streaky bacon as suggested. I wouldn’t mind a tutorial on how to wrap it all neatly. The taste was amazing and was lovely and moist everyone loved it, even my two year ate it all. Hubby had some extra to take to work as well. Another great dish, thanks Nik.

    1. I just made this. Following some comments here, I decided to bake it in the oven.
      I had nice wide smoked streaky bacon so laid foil in a rectangular baking dish, overlapped five strips of bacon across bottom and up the sides, and dumped the mince mixture down it (warning, thereโ€™s lots of filling). I laid two strips lengthwise down the loaf and then used the foil to roll the loaf, inside the bacon strips, until it was well covered with bacon. Baked it, slathered in sauce, at 190 for 45 minutes on fan forced, adding lots more sauce at half time (I made double quantity sauce but still have a lot).
      It worked a treat and my husband loved it.

  9. Wow! Hubby has never been a fan of meatloaf because it always goes dry and rubbery. He was amazed to find out this one is steamed and then finished in the pan. He had 5 slices, one after the other as soon as he came home from work. We are having it for dinner with French potato salad and green beans! Yum! I have another 500g of beef mince that will be used to make another tomorrow I think!

  10. I love this dish although I could definitely use a bacon-wrapping tutorial! Hubby likes it, especially the sauc, but dislikes the psyllium husks and an always tell that they are in this dish so next time I’ll try leaving them out.

  11. It was 38 today in Perth, so I whizzed this up before crossfit and served with a nice crispy salad.
    We really enjoyed it. The flavours of both the meatloaf and sauce are tasty.
    Also, I had all ingredients in the pantry, easy as!!!

  12. What a fantastic recipe! So easy to make and a great way to add hidden veggies into a meal for when the small child becomes a little picky with food. The husband was impressed – meat AND bacon in one meal ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Super scrumptious! Even Mr Fussy 8 ate and asked for more. I used peeled zucchini instead of carrot to hide the so called “yucky” bits. Served with mash and corn on the cob. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

  14. I made 2 of these today, one for dinner and one (uncooked) to freeze. Seeing as they only have 500g mince in them I was a bit worried that our family of 2 ad 2 teens would be hungry so I was sure to make plenty of sides BUT I didn’t need to worry, this thing, fully assembled is massive!!!!

    Served 4 people, 2 serves of seconds and 1 very generous lunch for next day. Don’t forget I have an entire second one in the freezer so we can do it all again next week ๐Ÿ™‚
    The meatloaf was juicy and easy to carve and serve.

    Really, really good! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Best meatloaf I’ve tasted!! And OMG that’s sauce is to die for!!! I served with sweet potato mash and there was definitely NO leftover hehe

  16. Thanks Nik another beautiful meal. Having 2 huge meat eaters and not fans of mince in the family I wasn’t sure how this would go……… They loved it.
    I didn’t have any psyllium husk so replaces with ground chia seeds. Perfect.
    Thank you thank you thank you again

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