Meatloaf with Applesauce

Meatloaf is a classic comfort food that has been a family-favorite for decades. It’s easy to make and can be customized in countless ways to suit different tastes. One variation of this classic dish is Meatloaf with Applesauce

The applesauce adds a unique flavor and texture to the dish, giving it a slightly sweet and tangy taste. We love applesauce and hope you enjoy it as well.  Try one of our Desserts with Applesauce as an addition to your meal.

In this blog post, we will explore how to make the perfect meatloaf with applesauce, step-by-step.

Homemade meatloaf made with applesauce

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Meatloaf with Applesauce Ingredients:

How To Make Meatloaf with Applesauce?

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, finely chopped onion, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to mix everything together until it is well combined. Add the applesauce to the mixture and mix it in thoroughly until it is evenly distributed.

Once the mixture is well combined, it’s time to form your meatloaf. Place the mixture on a non-stick loaf pan and use your hands to shape it into a loaf shape. The height and width of your meatloaf should be proportional for even cooking.

To add flavor and a crispy outer layer, spread a thin layer of one of our meatloaf glazes over the top of the meatloaf. This will help to caramelize the top layer of the meatloaf, giving it a deliciously sweet and tangy flavor.

Place your meatloaf in a preheated oven set at 375°F and bake for 45-60 minutes. Make sure the meatloaf is fully cooked by using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, which should reach 160°F.

How Long Will Meatloaf Last?

So here’s the deal: if you stash your meatloaf in an airtight container, it can stay good for up to four days in the fridge. But don’t wait too long! Start keeping an eye out for any signs of spoilage around day 3 or 4.

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What Can I Make with Leftover Meatloaf?

Potato Hash with A Fried Egg– Want to start your day with a sizzling breakfast skillet? Saute some crumbled meatloaf with onions, bell peppers, and potatoes, then top it off with a fried egg. It’s the perfect way to kickstart your morning!

Stuffed Peppers–  Microwave the bell peppers until they’re nice and soft. Stuff them with delicious meatloaf, tangy tomato sauce, gooey pepper Jack cheese, and your choice of cooked rice or orzo. Sprinkle on extra cheese and pop them in the oven. Soon you’ll be enjoying a warm and melty dish that’s packed with flavor.
Meatloaf Tacos– Make delicious tacos using meatloaf chunks and jarred black bean salsa. Just toss them together with chili powder and sautéed onions in a skillet. If you want it a bit more flavorful, add a little water. Let it simmer until it’s all juicy and full of flavor. Then, fill some crunchy hard-shell tacos with this tasty mixture. To top it off, garnish with fresh cilantro, guacamole, sour cream, and zesty pickled jalapeños. Get ready for a fiesta in your mouth!

Homemade meatloaf made with applesauce

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Homemade meatloaf made with applesauce

Meatloaf with Applesauce

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Give a classic comfort food a delicious twist with this easy-to-make Meatloaf with Applesauce recipe. It's sure to be an instant family favorite that will make dinnertime even more special!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Onion
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Applesauce or apple butter
  • 3 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs, unseasoned plain fine

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, finely chopped onion, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to mix everything together until it is well combined. Add the applesauce to the mixture and mix it in thoroughly until it is evenly distributed.
  2. Once the mixture is well combined, it’s time to form your meatloaf. Place the mixture on a non-stick loaf pan and use your hands to shape it into a loaf shape. The height and width of your meatloaf should be proportional for even cooking
  3. Place your meatloaf in a preheated oven set at 375°F and bake for 45-60 minutes. Make sure the meatloaf is fully cooked by using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, which should reach 160°F.

Notes

To add flavor and a crispy outer layer, spread a thin layer of one of our meatloaf glazes over the top of the meatloaf. This will help to caramelize the top layer of the meatloaf, giving it a deliciously sweet and tangy flavor.

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