Meat loaf is making a big comeback. Recipes popping up in magazines and online. Even pans created just for meatloaf.¬† Well how about a Bud Light meatloaf to add to the mix.(rolled meat in sauce). It's easy to make, just make sure you have plenty of time for bake time which takes about 1 hour 15-30 minutes.
But worth the wait...
This recipe is inspired by the 'Italian Bracciloli
Bud Light Italian Meatloaf
1 pound of groud beef (90-10 or 80-20) you can also use ground turkey, chicken...
4 slices of bacon (you can also use turkey bacon) 1 egg
1-cup of Italian bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of garlic powder (total 1/2 in the loaf and 1/2 rolled with it)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of dried parsely
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of basil
1 teaspoon of thyme
1/4 to 1/2 cup of onio chopped (optional...also use onion powder if you don't ike onion chuncks) 1- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce¬† or Marinara sauce (I¬†went for the marinara 1 cup w/ 1/4 cup Bud Light) 1 bottel of Bud light that will be used in several areas of the 'Italian Meatloaf'
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add 1/3 cup of Bud Light to 2/3 cup of water.¬† Set a side.
Fry¬† the bacon¬†until it's¬†really crispy and crumble it.Set a side.¬† Take the onion and saute it with a pinch of garlic powder and 2 tablespoons of Bud LIght until all the liquid is gone. Take off heat.
Combine the ground beef, cup of bread crumbs (might have to add a little more if it seems too moist to roll), egg, garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon, a pinch of salt¬†, also 1/2 of the bacon and¬†onion, also combine all the seasonings together and use¬†1/2 of them in the meat...¬†in a large bowl¬†¬†(Wash your hands really well-)it's easier to combine with your hands. Set out some wax paper on the counter and spread the meat mixture in a square 8x8 shape.
Sprinkle the other 1/2 of the spices, the rest of the bacon and onion mixture, and 1 cup of shredded parmesan and mozarella cheese.¬† Roll the meat into a loaf and put in a glass loaf pan or glass baking dish. Bake about an 1 hour- 1 hr 15 minutes. Put about 1 cup of marinara/tomato sauce with 1/2 cup of Bud light.. pour it over the 'Italian Loaf and bake another 15 minutes. Sprinkle a bit more parmesan cheese. Let it cool about 10 minutes.
Put a piece¬†of the¬†Bud LIght Italian Meatloaf ¬†on top of your favorite noodles that were boiled with water and the rest of the bottle of Bud Light. Mix in some butter and parmesan in the noodles.
You¬† serve it with a cold bottle of Bud Light/Bud Light LIme Rocks too¬†and a nice salad.
Enjoy!¬† Bud Light Italian Meatloaf!¬† It¬† Rocks!