Buffalo Meat Loaf



1 tbls butter
¼ cup white onion, finely diced
¼ cup celery, finely diced
¼ cup carrots, finely diced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 lb buffalo, medium 5 grind
½ lb beef, medium grind
½ cup barbeque sauce, divided
1 large egg, beaten
¾ cup panko or coarse bread crumbs
1 tbls Dijon mustard
1 tbls Worcestershire
Dash Tabasco
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 strips bacon, raw


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in heavy skillet. Sauté onions, carrots, celery and garlic until softened. Cool slightly.
Add vegetables, ½ barbeque sauce, egg, crumbs, and seasonings to meat.
Mix thoroughly. Form into a loaf, place in greased loaf pan and press down firmly.
Spread reserved barbeque sauce on top and sprinkle with black pepper.
Lay strips of bacon lengthwise on top of loaf.
Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

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