Italian Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Sliders

Italian Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Sliders

Prep: 20 Minutes Cook: over Minutes Serves: 8 Submitted by:

Ingredients

1 pound package ground turkey
1 pound Italian sausage links casings removed or 1 package 16 ounce Italian all natural ground sausage
1 pound Thick Cut Bacon
1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 onion chopped
2 sliced green onions
1 carrot, grated
3 Cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup grated parmigiana cheese
2 loaves KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Slices Bread
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons Onion Powder
2 tablespoons seasoned salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
8 thick slices cheddar cheese
butter or oil for frying
Extra virgin olive oil
Ketchup
1 package KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet 24-pack Dinner Rolls

Preparation

Step 1
Mix seasoning blend and set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2
In a skillet over medium heat, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add celery, carrot, bell pepper, and white onion, saute for about 5 minutes, season with 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend, add garlic and saute 1 minute more. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Step 3
Tear sliced bread and add to a medium bowl, add 1 teaspoonful of seasoning blend and cover with chicken broth and set aside.

Step 4
In a separate bowl, add ground turkey, sausage (casing removed), remaining seasoning blend, minus 1 tablespoon. Add beaten egg, cheese, cooled vegetables, green onions and bread/broth mixture. Mix well and set aside.

Step 5
Place foil on a baking sheet, spray with nonstick cooking spray. Lay bacon slices down, slightly overlapping bacon. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoonful of seasoning blend on top of bacon. Add meat mixture in the center of bacon and form a log.

Step 6
Wrap bacon up sides of meatloaf. Cover with another piece of foil and flip meatloaf over. Remove top foil and you should have a fully covered bacon meatloaf. Sprinkle remaining seasonings on top of bacon. Baste with barbeque sauce. Wrap meatloaf back up in foil.

Step 7
Bake meatloaf for 45 minutes, remove foil from meatloaf and bake 20 minutes more. Broil for about 3 minutes on each side of meatloaf to crisp bacon. Remove from oven and allow meatloaf to rest for about 10 minutes before cutting.

Step 8
To prepare sandwiches, use left over chilled meatloaf. Cut into slices. Place about 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook meatloaf about 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Step 9
Slice King's Hawiian rolls in half, place a piece of crisp lettuce on bottom, cover in ketchup, add meatloaf, cheese, and extra bacon if you have any leftover and serve.