I found this great recipe on Epicurious, it is originally from Gourmet (RIP)
- 1 cup fine crumbs (I used non-fresh bread crumbs and it worked out ok)
- 1/3 cup half and half (the original recipe called for milk, we didn't have any)
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped (I used a sweet onion)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced, plus one for luck
- 1 medium celery rib, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- dash of cinamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 slices of bacon
- 1/2 cup pitted prunes
- 1 pounds ground beef chuck
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 large eggs
Soak bread crumbs in milk in a large bowl.
I chopped the onion, garlic, celery, and carrot very finely with a food chopper.
Cook onion, garlic, celery, and carrot in butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low, then cook until carrot is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, spices, salt, and pepper. Add to bread-crumb mixture.
Finely chop bacon and prunes in a food processor, then add to onion mixture along with beef, pork, and eggs and mix together with your hands.
Pack mixture into a 13- by 9-inch shallow baking dish or pan.
Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatloaf registers 155°F, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.