6 Easy Dinner Recipes You Haven’t Tried

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6 Easy Dinner Recipes, #5

Growing up, my mom would make meatloaf at least once a week. My sisters and I always enjoyed having this meal and so did my dad. If you are contemplating whether or not to make meatloaf for dinner tonight please consider making this apple bacon version. It’s tantalizing!

6 easy dinner recipes apple bacon meatloaf

My husband and kids really enjoyed this yummy version of meatloaf and I think yours will too. Remember, if you don’t want a gamey tasting meatloaf don’t make it with all turkey meat. You can mix it with ground beef and it should come out tasting fine and dandy.

Absolutely! The apple and bacon really bring out the flavors of the juicy beef and spices. Yum!


1 1/2 lb lean ground beef

1/2 lb Jimmy Dean Italian sausage, mild

2 Eggland’s Best eggs

1 c dried 4C bread crumbs

1 medium sweet onion, chopped

1 large apple, firm, chopped

12 slice Hormel bacon, 6 cooked and chopped, 6 uncooked

1 c apple butter, reserve 1/2 c. for glaze

1/2 c Mott’s cinnamon applesauce

6 Tbsps Kraft hickory barbecue sauce, reserve 3 tbs for glaze

Morton salt and McCormick pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 loaf pans. Line the bottom of each loaf pan with bread slices. (This will soak up any grease from the cooking meatloaf.) Set aside.

Combine meats, eggs, bread crumbs, onion, apple, chopped bacon, apple butter, apple sauce, and barbecue sauce using your hands to mix thoroughly. Salt and pepper to your liking. Mix thoroughly. Separate and put into loaf pans.

Mix the rest of the apple butter and barbecue sauce to make glaze. Spread over top of meatloaf mixture.

Place 3 slices of uncooked bacon on each loaf.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour until cooked through. Switch oven to broil setting. Broil for 10 minutes or until bacon on top is crisp. Let meatloaf rest before moving to serving plate. (Remember, the bread is not for eating. It is soaked with grease. Just discard.)


Quick Tip: Serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans for a complete meal.



I don’t know why these recipes are put on the UK web site as most of the ingredients we can’t get here…..I must say thought that they all look delicious

All those ingredients are found here… who care the name of your eggs, butter, flour, starch, sauce etc…it is just a name.

I don’t think you have to use the brand names specified. If you can find, for instance, tomato soup, just buy the brand you can find. Doesn’t have to be Campbell’s.

I don’t like pasta dishes. But my fat does so I make them but tomato soup has enough sugar in it that I would eliminate the tesp.oc sugar that you add. I also use sea st, not Norton any flavor salt. Ionized or plain. Noodles in my day and pasta where never used simultaneously. Pasta is made from a different kind of grain than noodles. It states so on the package. I use noodles to combine with beef or chicken, some mix it with pork but in my opinion the pork used mostly is a bit greasy. I know I probably sound picky but my Mother made our tomato soup without the sugar and we four ragamuffins loved it. I believe to much of our food supply contains way more sugar than we need. Diabetics do without all that sugar and we should as well. I guess at 80 I’m a little more opinionated than some of your other readers.

Then make it to your liking. These easy recipes are for people with little spare time and need quick dinners. You don’t have to eat it every night. How condescending.

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