Applesauced Meat Loaf Recipe

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Servings: 6


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  • 1 lb Lean Grnd Beef
  • 1 lb Grnd Pork
  • 1/2 c. Dry Bread Crumbs
  • 3/4 c. Chopped Onions
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
  • 2 lrg Large eggs
  • 1/2 c. Cool Lowfat milk
  • 1/2 c. Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fresh Grnd Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Grnd Allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dry Thyme -- Crumbled
  • 1 c. Gingered Applesauce Or possibly Store-Bought -- See Recipe
  • 3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Or possibly Apple Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Light Brown Sugar -- Firmly Packed
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard Gingered Applesauce-----
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 x Sweet-Tart Newtown Pippin
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar -- Or possibly More If Needed
  • 1 1/2 tsp Peeled Fresh Ginger -- Finely Grated Apples, Mcintosh, Cortland,


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly butter a roasting pan.
  2. 2. Combine the beef, pork, bread crumbs, onion, and garlic in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the Large eggs. Beat in the lowfat milk, ketchup, and seasonings and add in to the meat. Mix with your hands just till well combined. (A wooden spoon will not do the job as well as your hands.)
  3. 3. Shape the meat into an oval loaf in the buttered roasting pan and bake till proportionately browned, 50 min.
  4. 4. Combine the applesauce, apple cider, brown sugar, and heat over medium heat till the sugar is dissolved, about 2 min.
  5. 5. Pour the applesauce mix over the meat loaf, covering it well, and continue baking till the top is golden, 20 to 25 min longer. Remove the meat loaf from the oven and let it rest for 5 min before serving.
  6. Makes 6 to 8 entree servings.
  8. 1. Place the lemon juice in a large saucepan. Peel, core, and cut each apple into eighths. As you add in the apples to the pot, toss them to coat with the lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  9. 2. Add in 1/3 c. water, the sugar, and grated ginger and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook till the apples are tender, 4 to 5 min. Remove from the heat and mash coarsely with a fork. Taste and add in more sugar if necessary. The applesauce should be be a bit chunky.
  10. VARIATIONS: APPLE-HORSERADISH SAUCE: Substitute 1/2 c. of freshly grated peeled horseradish for the ginger. If you like, add in 2 c. mayonnaise. Great with roast beef.
  11. APPLESAUCE WITH FRESH FRUIT: Substitute 1/2 c. fresh or possibly thawed frzn raspberries, peaches , or possibly blueberries for the ginger, and stir in 2 Tbs brandy or possibly sake. This is great with game or possibly fowl.
  12. PASSION-APPLESAUCE: Omit the ginger. Just after you remove the pan from the heat, stir the pulp (seeds and all) of 2 passion fruits into the applesauce. This goes well with almost anything, especially grilled sausages, smoked pork chops, and venison.
  13. DESSERT APPLESAUCE: Puree the Gingered Applesauce then thin it with fresh apple cider to the desired consistency. Use it as a topping for ice cream, angel-food cake, or possibly lb. cake.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 263g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 508  
Calories from Fat 269 53%
Total Fat 29.84g 37%
Saturated Fat 11.18g 45%
Trans Fat 0.71g  
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 998mg 42%
Potassium 654mg 19%
Total Carbs 27.77g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 18.7g 12%
Protein 31.54g 50%
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