Food & Wine Pairing



Serves 6


  • 1/4lb bacon, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4C milk
  • 1/4C sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1t Worcestershire
  • 2T Dijon
  • 1/4C Maple syrup
  • 1T salt
  • 1/2t black pepper
  • 1/2lb bacon, sliced
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb ground veal
  • 1lb ground pork
  • 1/4C parsley, chopped
  • 1/2C Saltine crackers, crumbled


In a medium saucepan, render the diced bacon. Add 1T oil to prevent sticking. Add onions, garlic cover and cook for about 10 minutes until softened. In a medium bowl combine the milk, sour cream, eggs, Worcestershire, Dijon, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl combine the ground meats, the onion mixture and milk mixture. Add the crackers and parsley and fully combine. Shape the meat into a rectangle about 5”x10” and place on a foil or parchment lined sheet pan or baking dish. Cover the meat loaf with the bacon strips so that they touch and completely cover the meat.  Brush the maple syrup over the top and bake for about an hour at 375 degrees. The internal temperature should read 165 degrees.

Serve hot or cool down for a sandwich!

Pairing Recommendations - Mer

Pairing Recommendation

2014 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot
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