Pork Meatloaf with Apples & Sage


Courtesy of Relish

Meatloaf gets a welcome refresh in this autumn-ready recipe, which features the classic trio of NY apples, pork and sage in a whole new way. A few kitchen staples are all you need to complete this low-hassle weeknight meal. Be sure to thoroughly squeeze excess moisture from your grated apples to ensure your meatloaf has the perfect consistency.


  • 2 large NY apples, cored, peeled and grated
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 lb. ground pork
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • ¼ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Ketchup to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Wrap the grated NY apples in a clean towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
  4. To a mixing bowl add the apples, onion, breadcrumbs and milk. Leave for 5 minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes, add the ground pork, oregano, basil, sage, egg, salt and pepper.
  6. Mix until everything is well combined.
  7. Turn out onto the baking sheet and mold into a meatloaf shape, about 10 inches long and 5 inches wide.
  8. Top with ketchup.
  9. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a thermometer reaches 165°F when inserted into the center.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  11. Serve with extra ketchup.