YIELD: 6-8 PEOPLE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 lb. ground chuck
  • 2 medium red onions, chopped
  • 4 TBSP minced garlic
  • 3 TBSP fresh chopped oregano
  • 3 TBSP fresh chopped basil
  • 1 TBSP fresh chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried red chili flakes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 8 strips apple smoked bacon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

In large bowl combine all ingredients except bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Portion out a one ounce piece and cook in sauté pan over medium heat on each side for 3 minutes. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed.

Place in 4 x 8 loaf and cover with bacon strips. Cook on a preheated grill at 325°for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.