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  • Striking Meatloaf Recipe with Apples

    Striking Meatloaf Recipe with Apples
    If you want to serve your family wholesome home- cooking, but are too busy to cook something from scratch every evening, look no further than the humble meatloaf. This is a relatively straightforward dish to make and the leftovers will keep you going for a couple of days afterwards, either fried-up, or as the perfect filling for a tasty sandwich. In fact, many people claim that meatloaf actually tastes best the next day. The apples used in this recipe add an extra dimension and make this a really striking dish! Part of the success of meatloaf as a dish is its huge variety – it goes well with so many different things. If you’re looking for a delicious new twist, try this fabulous version with apples elevating a simple dish into something very special. It’s not just the sweet moist quality that the apples bring to the dish. It’s a very rare blend of taste, convenience and nutrition.
    1. Ground beef 2 lbs
    2. Onion (finely chopped) ½
    3. Butter 1 T
    4. Apples (peeled and finely chopped) 4 large
    5. Olive oil 1 T
    6. Fresh breadcrumbs 1 cup
    7. Fresh chopped parsley 2 T
    8. Eggs (beaten) 2
    9. Salt 1 t
    10. Black pepper ½ t
    11. Worcester sauce 2 t
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    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
    2. Sautee the finely chopped onions in the tablespoon of butter for about 5 minutes until the onions start to soften.
    3. Peel, core and slice one of the apples. Place on a baking sheet drizzled generously with the olive oil.
    4. Mix all of the remaining ingredients together until they are evenly blended.
    5. Place the mixture in a greased loaf pan, lined well with tinfoil which has been lightly brushed with oil.
    6. Place the loaf pan onto the baking tray with the sliced apple, and put this tray in the oven for about an hour. Turn the roasting apples over regularly, so they are well coated in the oil and do not burn. After 60 minutes, check that the meatloaf is cooked through and not pink in the centre. Once you remove it from the oven let it rest for about 15 minutes. Keep the sliced roast apples in a warm place.
    7. Serve the meatloaf with the roast apple slices and vegetables on the side. Cabbage with marjoram goes well with this dish. Kids will enjoy it with a blob of tomato ketchup.
    1. It’s best to cook the loaf in aluminium foil. This will aid the cooking process so that it cooks through evenly and stays moist. It also keeps it fresh for longer if you want to keep the leftovers for a quick meal later on, or a sandwich filling.
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  • Classic Meatloaf Recipe That Will Warm Your Heart and Belly

    Classic Meatloaf
    For all the passionate lovers of meat we have prepared a classic meatloaf recipe that will definitely wake some butterflies in your stomach and it will wet your mouth as soon as you start reading. If cooked properly, it is a real pleasure and a source of necessary nutrients. One piece of meatloaf contains 33% vitamin B-12, 15% B-16 and is also rich in iron, vitamin D and calcium.
    1. Ground chuck 3 ½ lbs.
    2. Eggs 2
    3. Onions 3
    4. Olive oil 1 tbsp.
    5. Broth ⅓ c.
    6. Tomato sauce 1 tbsp.
    7. Ketchup ⅓ c.
    8. Worcestershire sauce 2 ½ tbsp.
    9. Bread crumbs ½ c.
    10. Salt
    11. Pepper
    12. Thyme or basil leaves (chopped)
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    1. Before starting to cook the meat, heat the oven to 320°F.
    2. Heat a skillet with the olive oil and add the onions (chopped) together with the spices (salt, pepper and basil or thyme leaves). Cook this on medium-low heat for 10 minutes until the onions get soft, but don’t let them change their color to brown.
    3. After you finish with cooking, put the skillet off the stove and add the ⅓ cup of broth, the tomato sauce and the Worcestershire sauce. Mix the ingredients, gently stir few times and let it cool slightly.
    4. In a previously prepared bowl with the ground chuck, add the cooked mixture with onions and sauces, then add the bread crumbs, 2 large eggs (previously beaten) and slightly mix the ingredients with a fork or with a bigger spoon.
    5. Put the mixture on a sheet pan with baking paper and make a rectangular shape of it. Cover the top of the meatloaf with ketchup (you can add 1 tsp. of tomato sauce in it).
    6. Put the meatloaf in the oven and bake for 1 hour (maximum 1 hour and 15 minutes). Serve hot.
    1. Avoid using low-fat meat; it’ll dry easily while being cooked in the oven.
    2. Before adding the bread crumbs, soak them in milk so they can mix easier with the meat.
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