If you want to jazz up a meatloaf, and turn an ordinary comfort food into something fancy looking, try adding a bacon weave. Do you want to impress guests, your family, or even just your pets? Try a bacon weave! It is a quick and easy way to do just that.
Adding a bacon weave is quick and easy, and once you get the hang of it, you may be adding one to anything you make that is somewhat “loaf” shaped.
The benefits of the weave are not just the added flavour. The bacon will crisp up, and will add a layer of crunchy texture to a meatloaf.
Turkey or chicken bacon work almost as well as regular bacon. I use turkey or chicken bacon myself. And the bacon crisps up nicely and really jazzes up a meatloaf.
- Start with something meatloaf shaped. Maybe a meatloaf!
- Lay strips of bacon across the meatloaf width wise.
- Fold over every other strip of bacon.
- Lay a strip of bacon length wise over the unfolded strips. If the meatloaf is too long, use two strips of bacon as needed.
- Unfold the folded bacon, and fold the other strips over the newly laid strip.
- Lay another strip (or two as needed) of bacon length wise across the meatloaf.
- Unfold the folded strips of bacon over the newly laid strip. And repeat until you have weaved the entire side of the meatloaf.
- Now turn the meatloaf around so we can weave the back side of it.
- Fold over the strips of bacon that are under the length side strip.
- Lay another strip of bacon length wise across the meatloaf.
- Unfold the folded strips of bacon and fold back the other strips.
- And repeat until the side of the meatloaf is covered.