One of the most important things to remember when cooking classic American meals and comfort food is to cook with love. It’s funny how thinking about happy things and the people you care about most really impact the taste. When you cook with love it shows…when you have amazing flavors like bacon and jalapeno, it makes them even more incredible. I only say this because I really feel it helps bring out the fun as you and the people you care about dig into this delicious dish.
If you’re looking for something to take away from the spice a little bit, I added slices of honeycrisp apples to the side. Gala or Fuji also work great. The sweet and light apples take away from the spice and add a really nice complement to the flavors of the meatloaf.
Thank you again for reading and let me know how this recipe works for you.