Apple Meat Loaf Recipe
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Apple Meat Loaf Recipe

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“This is a little twist on the great meatloaf my mom made when I was a kid,” says Deborah Williams of Peoria, Arizona. “The apple gives it a bit of a sweet flavor and helps keep it moist.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground allspice
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 259 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the apple, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper and allspice. Stir in onion. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a 6-in. x 5-in. loaf.
  2. Place in an 8-in.-square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Apple Meat Loaf in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p10

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"I used ground turkey instead of beef. The meatloaf turned out light and very moist; however, next time I would add some herbs or spices to make it a bit more flavorful."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"This recipe just didn't do it for husband an myself. We thought it was way too bland and wouldn't make it again."

Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Delicious & moist, a nice change from standard meatloaf. Will make again!"

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"I am not usually a fan of meat loaf, but this recipe is excellent. I have made it several times and it is always moist and delicious."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"Forgot to mention ~~ also the fact that it has only 12g carbs appeals to my ADA dietary restrictions."

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