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Confetti Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing

Makes

8 servings

Carrot, celery, parsley and peppers give great color to this meat loaf, while the unique addition of apple makes it moist.

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 beef

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 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160° drain. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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