Meatloaf is one of those universal comfort foods that take me back to cold weather, warm kitchens, and a homemade meal by Mom. But perhaps the way many of us grew up eating it wasn’t the healthiest with onion mix from a package, cheese, and loads of sugar-laden ketchup. In this version, the apple provides the much needed moisture. Paired with a little homemade ketchup for dipping kept this a true comfort food.
- 1 yellow onion – chopped
- 1 red delicious apple – diced
- 1 golden delicious apple – diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce*
- 3 pounds meatloaf mix (or 1 pound each ground beef, pork, veal)
- 2 eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a sauté pan over medium heat, cook the onion and apples in olive oil for about 10 minutes or until tender. Add the spices and Worcestershire sauce, combine well, and remove from the heat to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the meatloaf mix, eggs, and cooled sauté mixture. Be prepared to use your hands to get all of the ingredients to combine well. Transfer your contents to an oversized baking dish and form into a loaf shape. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 155 degrees.
*Lea & Perrins® Worcestershire Sause is gluten free