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Curried Apple Meat Loaf or Meatballs

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6 servings.


2 slices whole-wheat bread, crumbled (about 1 cup)

1 medium red or white onion

1 large tart apple (Granny Smith, Jonagold, York), peeled, cored, and finely chopped

1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground pork

½ cup raisins (optional)

½ cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoons steak sauce

1 egg

2 teaspoons curry powder

1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano

Sea salt



1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon curry powder

4 tablespoons apple juice

Splash of milk (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the bread in a large mixing bowl. Using the large holes on a box grater, grate the onion into the bowl. Add the apple, beef, pork, raisins, if desired, yogurt, steak sauce, egg, curry powder, thyme, and salt to taste. Mix well. Turn into a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan, cover with foil, and bake for 1 hour.

To make the gravy, pour the pan juices into a medium skillet. In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch, curry powder, and apple juice until smooth. Add to the pan juices and stir over medium heat until thickened. For thinner gravy, add a little milk. Slice the meat loaf and drizzle with gravy.

Or for meatballs; Shape the meat into a loaf or 2-inch balls and brown in 1 tablespoon oil in a medium Dutch oven. Drain off the fat, add ½ cup tomato sauce, cover the pan, and bake for 30 minutes.


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