Apple + Sage Meatloaf
Serves about 6
- 2 large sweet apples, peeled and grated
- 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup day old bread, ground into breadcrumbs in the food processor
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a small baking sheet or loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Grate the apples over a clean towel, then wrap the grated apples in the towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can into a seperate bowl. Enjoy the fresh juice to sip on and use the squeezed grated apple for the loaf.
- In a mixing bowl add the grated apple, onion, breadcrumbs, milk, and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Next, add the ground pork, ground beef, rosemary, sage, egg, salt and pepper. Mix until everything is well combined. Turn out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and mold into a meatloaf shape of even thickness, or place in a parchment line loaf pan. Top with a layer of ketchup.
- Bake for about 1 hour, or until a thermometer when inserted into the center reaches 165 degrees F.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with extra ketchup.
Seasonally appropriate + soul warming, this meatloaf is perfect for a cozy family dinner! Pair it with mashed potatoes, roasted veggies and/or a green salad for a complete meal. We love this simple dressing that goes well with any fall salad and would be great on a salad with this meal: ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon apple molasses, salt + pepper to taste. Shake in a jar and toss with your salad!