Apple Meatloaf

When autumn calls for comfort food, the wholesome flavour and fibre from fresh apples will turn this meatloaf into a family staple.

 
 

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30
PREP TIME

90
TOTAL TIME

8
SERVINGS

Ingredients


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped cooking onion
  • 2 large cored and grated BC Tree Fruits Royal Gala apples
  • 1 tsp mild paprika
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp (optional) dried sage
  • pinch cinnamon
  • ½ -1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups dry bread, cracker, or corn flake crumbs
  • 1 1/2 lbs (700g) (beef, pork, or a blend) of lean ground meat
  • optional glaze

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Directions


  • STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • STEP 2

    Saute onion in canola oil until glassy. Stir in grated apples, spices, salt and pepper, then remove to cool.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk eggs and worcestershire sauce in a large mixing bowl, stir in bread crumbs and apple/onion mixture. Lightly crumble ground meat into wet ingredients, tossing together with two forks.

  • STEP 4

    Spray one large (9 x 5 x 2.75) loaf pan or two smaller loaf pans. Gently press meatloaf into pan.

  • STEP 5

    Bake 60-75 minutes on a rimmed baking sheet until a meat thermometer reads 160-180 deg F. Remove and rest 10 minutes. Slice into 1 inch pieces and enjoy!

  • STEP 6

    *Optional: during the last 15 minutes of cooking, glaze with barbecue sauce, peach or apricot jam, or balsamic vinegar.