Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine all ingredients, except bacon and mix lightly but thoroughly. Fry 1 tablespoon in a small skillet to test and adjust seasonings to taste. Then layout bacon slices, side by side and barely touching, onto a baking sheet and form the meat into a loaf shape and place across the middle of the bacon slices bring ends of bacon up to enclose the loaf turn loaf over on top of bacon ends. Bake at 325 degrees for 90 minutes, basting often with any rendered fat and drippings.
Remove from oven and cool thoroughly before slicing serve at room temperature, with crackers or sliced breads to the side