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. Perfect comfort food with all the flavors of fall.
Meatloaf is one of the most popular comfort foods and it is certainly mine. What I love about meatloaf is everything goes into 1 bowl, then you get in there with your hands, mix and roast.
It’s the perfect easy meal because comes together really quickly and you can pretty much add any flavor combinations you like.
You could create an Asian-style meatloaf using ground pork, chopped scallions, hoisin sauce, fresh ginger. Wow, I think I just discovered my next meatloaf recipe. But, in keeping with the flavors of the season I used ground pork, apple and sage and the combination is so flavorful and comforting, not much of this meatloaf survived for leftovers.
I don’t typically cook with ketchup, but I have to admit, it adds amazing flavor and caramelizes to create a delicious crust and gives great flavor to the gravy.
This pork, apple and sage meatloaf is a fantastic and inexpensive dish for entertaining on a fall evening, or for a family dinner that can be made ahead and roasted when you’re ready. I served the meatloaf with a side of sweet potato mash with chopped fresh sage and green beans.
Meatloaf that makes gravy while it cooks
I recently started baking the meatloaf in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and adding beef broth or stock to the bottom and this makes a delicious gravy.
The leftover ideas for meatloaf are endless from an easy sandwich. Toss it with pasta and vegetables, roll it up in wonton wrappers and make egg rolls, or break it up and sauté it with some potatoes to make a breakfast hash. That is, if you have any leftovers.
Speaking of leftovers, this recipe makes a large meatloaf (enough to feed 8 people). What I sometimes do, I mix the meatloaf and separate it into 2 halves when I’m only feeding the 2 of us and freeze the rest for another day.
A delicious homemade apple ketchup (<click text for link) is a delicious condiment to serve with this meatloaf or use it top top the meatloaf before baking.
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