2 pounds Ground Beef (I used grass fed ground chuck)
2 Jumbo Eggs (I used 2 large)
2 Apples (I used 2 gala)
1 Onion (I used 1/2 a large sweet onion)
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Tbsp Dried Mustard Powder
2 Tbsp Worcestshire Sauce (I omitted this completely.)
1 Tbsp Parsley
1 Tbsp Basil
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
Chop Apples, Onion and Garlic and add to large mixing bowl
Add all other ingredients to mixing bowl
Mix ingredients thoroughly with hands
Press mixture into a loaf pan
Place tinfoil over a baking sheet
Place loaf pan onto tinfoil (so if it spills you have no cleanup later!)
Bake for 45-60 minutes
Let cool, serve and enjoy!
I did also add bacon to the top, 3 slices of thick sliced applewood smoked dry rubbed center cut salt cured bacon that I got at Whole Foods. Yes it has some added sugar. Sue me. I did not do it because it has sugar, it did it because I thought that the apple and bacon would go well together.
While cooking I became aware of how much I am not used to cooking with full fat meat. I had to pull the tray out once and spoon the fat off because it was like, drowning in it. I need one of those baster things so I could have just sucked the fat juice off instead of using a spoon and a bowl lol Now I don't know if the fat was from the ground chuck or the bacon or both. I am guessing the chuck because the pan was full to the brim. It smells SOOO good though. it better taste good!
Here is the bowl of grease I poured off the meatloaf, yuck!
The meatloaf was pretty good, though it tasted like it was missing something to me. Could have been the Worcestshire Sauce or not enough S&P, I don't know. I would definitely have it again to play around with the recipe.