You will need:
2 1/2 lbs. of ground beef
1/2 lb. of chopped bacon, cooked until crisp and cooled
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/3 cup of ketchup
2 Tbs. of mustard
1 Tbs. of worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. of salt
1 tsp. of ground black pepper
1/3 cup of chopped scallions
2 Tbs. of chopped parsley
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup of shredded monterey jack cheese
6 slices of white bread, divided
3/4 cup of milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, add the ground beef and the rest of the ingredients listed except for the sliced bread and milk. Mix the ground beef mixture, just until all combined. Place 4 slices of bread into the milk and remove and squeeze out the excess milk. Tear into pieces and add to the beef mixture. This is what makes the meat loaf so moist. I am sure that the bacon helps with that also, lol! Place the other 2 slices of bread at the bottom of a 11x8 inch baking dish. This will help soak up excess fat rendered from the meat loaf in the oven.
Form the beef mixture into a loaf and place on top of the slices of bread.
Bake in the oven for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink in the middle. Let the meat loaf rest for about 10- 15 minutes before slicing.You don't want all that wonderful juice to run out of the meat loaf. Hope you enjoy this as much as my family and I do.