Rustic Apple Meatloaf

Here’s the perfect easy and delicious meatloaf recipe.   The applesauce and the mustard glaze add the perfect amount of moistness, apple flavor and bite. Don’t make this in a loaf pan; the freeform shape gives it that just right rustic look and delicious crust. 

Wrong meatloaf !

Try this with first vine’s Cave TerraVentoux La Cavée Red (on sale for $14).  La Cavée Red is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah aged in oak. The name comes from the local Provençal dialect for digging, in the sense of looking for truffles – and of course, to create a wine cellar. It’s ruby-colored with ripe fruit and mild spice, and a hint of vanilla as well. Try it with red meats, cheeses, – and especially – rustic apple meatloaf.



Rustic Apple Meatloaf 



  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook onion in microwave for 2-3 minutes until tender. Combine onion with bread crumbs, 1 cup applesauce, egg and pepper in large bowl and mix well. Stir in beef and pork and mix gently just until combined. Shape mixture into loaf and place in a 1 quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile, make Apple Glaze.

Combine 1 cup applesauce, vinegar, mustard and brown sugar in small saucepan. Heat and stir until well blended. After the meatloaf has been in the oven for 1/2 hour, spoon some of the apple glaze over and continue baking. Baste with the glaze every 20 minutes. Let meatloaf sit for 15 minutes before serving. 10 servings

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