Monday, June 4, 2012

Apple Meatloaf


OK so seriously - whats better than meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas?  Not much right ?  This is different though - this is so not the meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas that my mom made for us growing up.  First off - this is actually a turkey loaf.  I replaced the ground beef in this recipe with ground turkey (mom never did that) and I added a peeled and shredded apple.  The mashed potatoes didn't come out of a box like they did when I was younger (I know - yuck)  and also, these have a a head of roasted garlic mashed into them and some goat cheese too, similar to these.  The peas have caramelized onions in them.  So I'm sorry Mom - but this time mine was better -I'll make it for you when you come to visit and let you be the judge.  

Speaking of being the judge - My Little Man is the pickiest eater in this house but that kid loves some meatloaf. When I saw this recipe I knew he was going to love it!  The verdict - he did love it  -he loved it all and cleared his plate he loved the seconds too and thirds...  I hope you like it s much as him ...enjoy!!

recipe adapted from Taste of Home
What you need:
1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons butter
3/4 cup peeled and shredded apple
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
4 teaspoons of ketchup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
dash of ground allspice
1 pound ground turkey (or lean ground beef)

What you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
In a small skillet saute the onion in butter until softened.
In a large bowl, combine the apple, bread crumbs, egg,ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper and allspice.  Once the onion is cooked stir it into the large bowl with the other ingredients. Now crumble in the turkey and mix well. 
 Shape your ingredients into a 6x5 loaf and place into the baking dish. 
Bake, uncovered, for 40 - 45 minutes until no longer pink.

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9 comments:

  1. WOW. I bet the apple REALLY does something special for the flavor of your turkey meatloaf. Sounds delish.

    xx
    Quiet Luxury


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  2. love the idea of adding apple - i bet it adds a great flavor + tenderness - will have to try this soon!

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  3. This sounds great! I love the addition of the apple to make it a little sweeter. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'm definitely intrigued by the apple added into the mix! Sounds tasty.

    My mom made mashed potatoes out of a box also when I was a kid - UBER yuck.

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  5. I like to add shredded veggies to my meatloaf in place of the bread as an extender, but I've never thought of trying an apple. Will have to remember that.

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  6. Never thought of it but I love the idea of apple in meatloaf. Please share this on my foodie friday party today and I will pin it too.

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  7. I love meatloaf! Can't wait to try this my recipe is getting kind of old! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  8. I made this tonight and it was the most delicious, moist, amazing meatloaf ever. I didn't have allspice so I subbed nutmeg. This recipe is going into my regular recipe rotation

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    1. Making this again tomorrow night, it's in the fridge ready to go! Delish!

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