Pork Meatloaf with Apples & Sage

Description

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.

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Instructions

    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.