Family-Favorite Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf with Cabbage

Delight your family with this comforting and savory recipe that takes meatloaf to the next level. This Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf with Cabbage combines juicy minced meat, tender cabbage, and rich flavors all encased in a crispy bacon shell. Topped with a tangy ketchup glaze, this dish is not just a dinner option but a celebration of flavors that will have everyone asking for seconds. Let’s start cooking this heartwarming meal.


  • 500 g (18 oz) minced meat: The base of our meatloaf, providing richness and depth.
  • 1 egg: Helps bind the ingredients together.
  • 10 g (0.4 oz) mustard: Adds a tangy depth of flavor.
  • 7 g (0.2 oz) garlic powder: For a warm, aromatic taste.
  • 5 g (0.2 oz) ground coriander: Introduces a slightly citrusy, sweet note.
  • 1 onion, finely chopped: Brings sweetness and texture.
  • 300 g (11 oz) cabbage, shredded: Adds moisture and a slight crunch.
  • 10 g (0.4 oz) parsley, chopped: Freshens up the dish.
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) bread, soaked in 50 ml (1.7 fl oz) milk: Ensures the meatloaf is moist.
  • 2 g (0.1 oz) black pepper: For a hint of heat.
  • 5 g (0.2 oz) salt: To enhance all the flavors.
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) bacon slices: Wraps the meatloaf, adding a smoky flavor and crispy texture.
  • 50 g (1.8 oz) ketchup: Used for the glaze, adding a sweet and tangy finish.


  1. Prep the Filling: In a large bowl, combine the minced meat, egg, mustard, garlic powder, ground coriander, finely chopped onion, shredded cabbage, chopped parsley, soaked bread (make sure to squeeze out any excess milk), black pepper, and salt. Mix well until evenly combined.
  2. Form the Loaf: On a clean surface, lay out the bacon slices side by side, slightly overlapping. Place the meat mixture on top of the bacon and shape it into a loaf. Carefully wrap the bacon slices around the meatloaf, tucking in the ends underneath.
  3. Bake: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Transfer the bacon-wrapped meatloaf to a baking dish. Brush the top with ketchup for a beautiful glaze. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the bacon is crispy.
  4. Rest and Serve: Allow the meatloaf to rest for about 10 minutes after baking. This helps the juices redistribute. Slice and serve warm, with extra ketchup on the side if desired.


This Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf with Cabbage is the epitome of comfort food, offering a delightful twist on traditional meatloaf. It’s a family favorite for a reason, combining familiar flavors with a touch of creativity. Whether for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion, this dish is sure to impress and satisfy. Enjoy the process of bringing this beloved recipe to life and the joy it brings to your dinner table.