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Confetti Meat Loaf Recipe

Confetti Meat Loaf Recipe

Carrot, celery, parsley and peppers give great color to this meat loaf, while the unique addition of apple makes it moist.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup shredded peeled tart apple
  • 1/3 cup grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup each chopped celery, onion, green pepper and sweet red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, vinegar, bread crumbs, bacon, apple, vegetables, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over the mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Pat into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160° drain. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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