Pork, Apple and Sage Meatloaf
Pork, apple and sage meatloaf has all the flavors of the season in one big package. Not only a very tasty meal, but makes great leftovers too.
- 2 large sweet apples 2 cups, cored, peeled and grated
- 2/3 cup bread 1 slice, lightly toasted then ground into breadcrumbs in the food processor
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 pounds ground pork
- 1 small yellow onion 3/4 cup, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves chopped
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Apple ketchup or any ketchup you prefer
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
Wrap the grated apples in a clean towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP SO YOU DON'T GET SOGGY MEATLOAF.
- To a mixing bowl add the breadcrumbs and milk, and leave for until all the milk is soaked, about 2 minutes.
- After 2 minutes, to a large bowl add the ground pork, apples, onion, bread, oregano, sage, egg, salt and pepper.
- Mix until everything is well combined.
- Turn out onto the baking sheet and mold into a meatloaf shape, about 10 inches long and 5 inches wide.
- Top with apple ketchup.
- Bake for about 1 hour, or until a thermometer when inserted into the center reaches 165 degrees F.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Serve with extra apple ketchup.