From Hometown Recipes for the Holidays
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound mild Italian sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup cracker crumbs or cracker meal
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 bacon slices, halved
Preheat oven to 350. Combine the ground beef, sausage, onion, crackers, tomato paste, eggs, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well.
Place the bacon strips on the bottom of a loaf pan. Place the ground beef mixture on top of the bacon. Pat down with fingertips to spread evenly.
Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Invert on a cutting board and slice.