Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten

Perfect Soft and Moist Meat Loaf

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: SERVES 6
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3 cups soft white bread cubes- torn

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped celery with leaves

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

12 slices bacon, lightly browned and torn into small pieces

2 pounds ground beef

6 eggs - hard boiled and peeled


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees .Place bread cubes in large bowl. Beat egg and milk together in small bowl, then pour over bread cubes. Let stand until bread absorbs milk, about 15 minutes. Mash and stir mixture until bread is in very small chunks. Add mustard, salt, pepper, basil, thyme, nutmeg, onion, celery, parsley, and bacon. Mix well. Add ground beef, and mix well. Refrigerate overnight. Turn half the mixture into 8 inch by, 5 inch loaf pan. Place eggs end to end down middle of loaf. Place remainder of meat mixture on top of eggs in pan. Bake in oven for 55 minutes, let stand 5 minutes before slicing;