Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place ground beef in a large bowl. Blend sweet onion, bell pepper, and garlic in blender (I use a the Ninja blender). Add the blended vegetables to the ground beef. Add all other ingredients to the ground beef and mix by hand. Place meat in the shape of a loaf on the lined baking sheet. This allows the grease to drain off, and keeps the meatloaf from forming the fatty film on the outside. Bake uncovered in the oven for 60 minutes. Turn oven to broil at 500 degrees, and broil for 5 minutes to crisp up the bacon. Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
This recipe makes 9, 5.3 oz servings. Calories per serving: 282; Fat per serving: 16g; Carbs per serving: 2g; Protein per serving: 34g.