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

2 Responses to Rustic Apple Meatloaf

  1. Sue says:

    Every part of this recipe sounds good – the meatloaf itself AND the glaze. Do you remember those (only slightly toxic) VERY red, spiced apple rings from the olden days? THOSE would be good served with this meatloaf.

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