Paradise by the Oven Light(A Savory Meatloaf Pie Topped With a Bacon Lattice)




This is a great full bodied meal adapted from an old Midwestern recipe.

Step 1: The Ingredients

The Ingredients – makes one 9” pie that serves 6-8

For the meatloaf:

One 9” pie crust

1 cup milk

6 slices of bread

2 lbs ground beef

1 cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp seasoned salt

Dash of black pepper

¼ cup minced parsley

4 eggs, beaten

12 – 14 bacon slices

For the sauce:

1½ cups ketchup

6 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. dry mustard

Optional: A sprinkle of hot sauce or as much as you prefer

Step 2: Adding Milk to the Bread

Step 3: Mixing the Various Parts

Place the ground beef, milk soaked bread, Parmesan cheese, both salts, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl.

Pour in the eggs and mix until well combined.

Step 4: Cooking the Meat

Heat a large skillet over med-high heat and add meat mixture.

 Brown the meat mixture for approx. 10-15 minutes, or until no longer pink.

Stir frequently, scraping away anything that sticks to the bottom of the pan.

Step 5: Spoon Into Pie Crust

Spoon mixture into pie dish.

Step 6: MMMMMM Bacon

Lay bacon strips first in one direction and then lattice into the other direction with an over/under pattern.

Step 7: The Sauce

Lightly brush 1/3 of the sauce mixture over the bacon lattice

Step 8: Into the Oven--almost There.

Put the pie dish in the oven (you can put a cookie sheet under the pie dish to catch anything that might bubble over) and bake for about 1 hr., or until meat is cooked through and bacon is crisp.

To test for doneness, use a thermometer to make sure the internal temp. of the pie is is at least 165F.

Step 9: Ready to Serve

Remove from the oven and lock the doors.

Step 10: ENJOY!

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with remaining sauce and enjoy the Paradise by the Oven Light.

Variations on this could be Turkey instead of beef and a crust on the top instead of bacon.

Enjoy with a salad or garlic mashed potatoes and remember that being from the Midwest this is Supper not Dinner.



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    2 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent. I can't wait 'till I feel my heart slow down!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Ha! Very clever. My mom always made meatloaf with bacon on top. It never got that crispy though. I think the sauce on top is a winner.