No one in our household liked meatloaf until I threw this together one day. Now even my picky 8-year-old will eat it! It is really moist which is why everyone likes it but has a bit of crust on outside.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

    Advertisement
  • Mix the beef, pork, egg, apple, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl until evenly mixed. Add the Cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, and oats; mix again until evenly mixed. Pack the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (72 degrees C). Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing to keep the meat from crumbling.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 27.4g 55% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 122.5mg 41% DV; sodium 507.4mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (37)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2009
excellent. i made a few adjustments based on what i had on hand - (1) swapped out the oats for 1/4 cup of flax seed and (2) went with 3/4 lb of ground beef 3/4 pound of ground turkey (no pork). perfect will have the leftovers tonight and definitely make it again. Read More
(21)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
I thought this was ok. I used more apples then it said to based on reviews and still really no apple flavor. Read More
(13)
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2009
excellent. i made a few adjustments based on what i had on hand - (1) swapped out the oats for 1/4 cup of flax seed and (2) went with 3/4 lb of ground beef 3/4 pound of ground turkey (no pork). perfect will have the leftovers tonight and definitely make it again. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
My husband and I HATE meatloaf but this was AMAZING! We finished the whole thing so quickly and there were no left overs that night. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2010
This is very good. We're always looking for new ideas for apples in the fall. I used venison instead of beef/pork and it still came out great. I also added thin slices of apples on top of the meatloaf that were basted with worcester - definitely a good decision. 4-year old cheddar added a sharper flavor to the meatloaf and was very good. Next time I would add an extra layer of cheese on top and perhaps more apples in the loaf. Read More
(16)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2009
A dense and hearty stick to your ribs meatloaf with a hint of cheese. Used one packet of instant oatmeal (which is just shy of a 1/2 cup) and two Italian sausages (casings removed) omitted salt & pepper. Baked for one hour at 350 degrees. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2010
I made this recipe exactly as written. And I wouldn't change a thing. In fact my husband said this is his favorite meatloaf and will become a standard in our house. Thanks! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
This meatloaf recipe is by far the best meatloaf recipe ever! I doubled the recipe and did use more apples that what it called for. Instead of 2/3 cup of apple I used an overflowing cup. I served it with a mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes. My family kept commenting during the dinner and after. It is definately a keeper!! Read More
(15)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
I more than doubled this recipe. I altered it just a bit to avoid having to go to the store and used more apple because it needed to be used but it was close enough for me to say - try it. My husband and son loved it and I made so much that I have two small loaves frozen for a quick meal anytime. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
I thought this was ok. I used more apples then it said to based on reviews and still really no apple flavor. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2010
This is truly one of the best meatloafs ever!!! Everyone in the family loves it... Read More
(13)
Advertisement