Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Apple Meatloaf

Meatloaf to me is such a great cold weather meal.  It screams comfort food, especially when paired with mashed potatoes, like I served with this meatloaf.  I've made lots of meatloafs, but this one caught my eye because it used ground turkey (healthier) and apple.  The apple gave the meatloaf a sweet flavor that wasn't overpowering.  Plus, I think it also helped moisten it.   The picture below isn't very pretty but the meatloaf was really tasty!  Even though this needs to cook for 40-45 minutes, if I wanted to cook this on a busy weeknight I would premake the meatloaf the night before and cook it the next day.

Apple Meatloaf
recipe from Mostly Food and Crafts

1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons butter
3/4 cup peeled and shredded apple
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
4 teaspoons of ketchup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
1 pound ground turkey (or lean ground beef)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 6x5 loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a small skillet saute the onion in butter until softened.

In a large bowl, combine the apple, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper. Once the onion is cooked stir it into the large bowl with the other ingredients. Now crumble in the turkey and mix well.

Shape your ingredients into a 6x5 loaf and place into the baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, for 40 - 45 minutes until no longer pink.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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