Apple Bacon Meatloaf

Cindy Ferguson Recipe

By Cindy Ferguson Cindy5522

30 Min
1 Hr

I did some experimenting in the kitchen today. This turned out to be a great hit with the whole family!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The bacon and apples really add a wonderful, surprising twist to this already moist meatloaf.


1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
1/2 lb
italian sausage, mild
1 c
dried bread crumbs
1 medium
sweet onion, chopped
1 large
apple, firm, chopped
12 slice
bacon, 6 cooked and chopped, 6 uncooked
1 c
apple butter, reserve 1/2 c. for glaze
1/2 c
cinnamon applesauce
6 Tbsp
hickory barbecue sauce, reserve 3 tbs for glaze
salt and pepper

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collections: Apple Picks, Fall Favorites

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Dawn Stover dawncreates
Jul 2, 2013
I used apple butter but did not make the glaze. So it was less sweet.

I did serve with a little ketchup or BBQ sauce on the side.
Suzanne Crabtree Suziqcrab1
Jul 2, 2013
kelli avci kavci, this is mildly sweet. I used sugar free applesauce because hubby and I are both diabetic so, we have to try and cut back on sweetness where we can LOL. I also used Granny Smith apples which are a tart apple. I hope this helps :)
kelli avci kavci
Jul 2, 2013
Thank you for responding so quickly Suzanne. I just bought a bunch of ground beef on sale and trying to find recipes to use it lol ...

I do have another question for anybody who has made this already ... is this a "sweet" meatloaf?? I am not fond of apple butter but can't remember why as it had been years since I've had it but that doesn't mean I wouldn't put it in my meatloaf. But I thought I read somewhere that it was sweet. Oh I also have a bunch of apples I need to use too lol so I wanted to try this.
Suzanne Crabtree Suziqcrab1
Jul 1, 2013
Yes kelli avci kavci, I've made it once with the turkey bacon and it was just as tasty :)
kelli avci kavci
Jul 1, 2013
Has anyone tried this with turkey bacon yet? My hubby does not eat pork.