2 lbs Ground Venison
3 Tbs Fresh thyme, chopped
3 Tbs Rosemary, chopped
2 Tbs Sage, chopped (If you live in an area with a lot of wild sage, only use a half Tbs)
2 Tbs coarse salt or 1-1/2 Tbs iodized salt
2 Tbs ground black pepper
1/2 Tbs Ground Cloves
5 Cloves Garlic, smashed and chopped
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
1 medium onion, chopped into 1″ pieces.
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
4 Strips thick-cut bacon

Best if you let the meat and ingredients set in the fridge for a night or two to let the flavors blend together.

1. Mix everything except for the bacon into the venison.
2. Grease a loaf pan and shape the meat evenly into the pan and top with the bacon.
3. Cook at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.
4. Once the meatloaf is done (springy to the touch in the middle) take it out of the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
5. Cut, serve .