1tablespoonof chopped curly parsley(plus more for decoration)
1/2red bell pepper, chopped
1medium tomato, chopped
Heat oven to 350ºF [175 ºC].
Mince the onion and garlic using the food processor until you obtain a coarse paste (see photo below). Remove from the food processor and mix in salt and oregano.
Chop 1/4 lb [113 gr] of bacon and add to the onion mixture.
Add the onion mixture and tomato sauce to the minced beef. Knead with your hands to mix thoroughly (remember to wash your hands carefully before and after).
Mix in the egg with a spatula, followed by parsley, bell pepper and tomato.
Spread the bacon on a medium baking mold. Place the minced beef on top and form an elongated meatball (about 6" long [15 cm]) on top of the bacon. Wrap the meatball with the bacon, making sure the slices of bacon overlap.
Cover tightly with aluminium foil and cook in the oven for 25 mins. Remove from the oven and discard the aluminum foil. Increase heat to 450 ºF [230 ºC] and return to the oven. Cook for another ten minutes, or until the bacon turns golden brown.