- 2 large sweet apples, cored, peeled and grated
- 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2/3cup day old bread, ground into breadcrumbs in the food processor
- 1/2cup milk
- 2pounds ground pork
- 1/2teaspoon dried oregano
- 1teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1teaspoon salt
- 1/4teaspoon 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.
- To a mixing bowl add the apples, onion, breadcrumbs, milk, and leave for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes add the ground pork, oregano, basil, 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.
This recipe from Culinary Ginger and Honest Cooking was republished with permission. It originally appeared as Pork, Apple and Sage Meatloaf.