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Apple Meatloaf

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Applesauce, along with chopped onion, adds flavor and moistness to an easy meatloaf recipe that is topped with a mustardy glaze.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


  • 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.

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 5 out of 5
It's the best!, Guest Susan Conner

My husband found this recipe and surprised me one night and made it for dinner almost 5 years ago. Ever since we only use this recipe when making meatloaf. We use homemake applesauce and not out of a jar. I recently made it for dinner when my mother was visiting from NC. She has raved about it to all of my relatives who have asked for the recipe. I have since passed it onto my sisters, aunts and in-law who have all tried it. I highly recommed it.

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