Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Gently mound the meat mixture into a metal 9x5 loaf pan. Top loaf with 4 strips of bacon. Bake for 1 hour and 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing.
Recipe Courtesy of Food Network Kitchens