Cheesy Meat Loaf with Apples

Meatloaf gets a makeover! In the highly original recipe, apples and cheese – which go so well together – blend their flavours to perfection. Made with ground chicken and veal, every slice of meatloaf reveals big cubes of melted cheese. Pleasure in every bite!

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 50 min - 1 h 50
Yields 8 servings
cheesy meat loaf with apples
Meatloaf gets a makeover! In the highly original recipe presented in this video, apples and cheese – which go so well together – blend their flavours to perfection. Made with ground chicken and veal, every slice of meatloaf reveals big cubes of melted cheese. Pleasure in every bite!

Ingredients

  • 2 lb (900 g) ground chicken
  • 1 lb (450 g) lean ground veal
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) apples peeled and diced
  • 6 oz (180 g) Canadian Brick cheese diced
  • A few pinches of salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ketchup or barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 onion finely sliced

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

In a large bowl, mix chicken with veal, garlic, bread crumbs, apples and Brick cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Press into a 9 x 5-inch (23 cm x 13 cm) loaf pan and cook in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix applesauce with ketchup or barbecue sauce and onion. Brush top of meat loaf with applesauce mixture and bake 20 minutes more.*

Tips

*Before serving, use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature has reached a minimum of 165 °F (75 °C).

Some of the best apple varieties to cook with are Gala and Cortland because of their good sweet-tart balance and ability to hold their shape as they cook.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Swiss cheese, Cheddar, Havarti, Mozzarella.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 427 Calories
Protein: 38 g
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Fat: 21 g
Fibre: 1.4 g
Sodium: 656 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 18 % / 201 mg
Vitamin B12: 86 %
Niacin: 50 %
Vitamin B6: 49 %
Zinc: 47 %