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Fennel and Apple Meatloaf


Grated gruyere cheese or sharp cheddar are used in this meatloaf for an extra dose of flavor. Mix mayonnaise with grainy mustard and use as a tasty spread for a meatloaf sandwich -- perfect for lunch.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, November 2010


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced medium (3/4 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, diced medium (1 1/3 cups)
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced medium (1/2 cup)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork or turkey
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere or sharp cheddar (1 3/4 ounces)
  • 1 to 2 slices white sandwich bread, diced medium (1 cup)
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, fennel, and apple and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and vegetables begin to brown, 5 minutes. Add lemon zest and coriander, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

  2. In a large bowl, combine pork, cheese, bread, and egg. Add vegetable mixture and season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your hands, mix until ingredients are combined. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet; form into a 4-by-10-inch loaf. Bake until meatloaf is cooked through, 40 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

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