Meatloaf with Applesauce

Meatloaf with Applesauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 178.4
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.3 mg
  • Sodium: 135.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 18.3 g

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Introduction

I prepare in small loaves so i can freeze individual loaves for later. The applesauce lightens the meatloaf without affecting the flavor or the texture! I prepare in small loaves so i can freeze individual loaves for later. The applesauce lightens the meatloaf without affecting the flavor or the texture!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 lbs. ground round
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 cup quick oatmeal cereal (unflavored, unsweetened)
    4 slices 35 calorie bread
    1/4 cup ketchup
    2 eggs
    Salt Sense & pepper

Directions

Combine all ingredients until well mixed.
Shape into 6 loaves.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

12 servings.
Note: I prepare meatloaf in this quantity so i can freeze individual loaves.

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used ground turkey instead of beef & left out the ketchup. I calculated this w/ extra lean beef & no ketchup & it came out to 237 cal. (which is still great), but w/ 1 lb. 99% & one lb. 93% turkey & no ketchup it was 137 cal. per serving. (for anyone who cares). Also less fat & more protein. :) - 10/27/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thanks, Sherle!! this is a keeper recipe. I froze it in patties that I can put in the Foreman grill for quick servings. - 10/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    easy and delicious--my changes: substituted 1 pound ground turkey for ground beef
    omitted ketchup, bread, one egg, and onion--added 1 can evaporated milk, used extra oatmeal and panko (instead of bread)--added 2 packets of onion soup mix, garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, and cooked celery
    - 3/1/15

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. I halved the recipe and added about 1 TBSP of BBQ sauce. I topped with a little added ketchup. I omitted the onion, but used a lot of onion powder. Will definately make again. Thanks! - 10/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The whole family loved it. Grew up on meatloaf and now really like this version. It was a much lighter version then the old fashion country one. I used low carb ketchup to save some cal and carbs. Next time I will go with the leanest version of meat to save on the grease. - 2/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I skipped the applesauce and instead of ketchup I added BBQ Sauce. Then I baked it in a 9x13 baking dish for 45 minutes and drained the fat. Next I spread a can of tomato soup over the top and baked another 5 minutes. It was easy to cut the portions into the size I wanted. - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe with low carb ketchup (reduced sugar) rolled oats instead of quick oats and bread crumbs instead of the bread. I added the topping from the barbecue meatloaf recipe(again using reduced sugar, low carb ketchup) and splenda brown sugar. It was delicious! - 2/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it last night and my family loved it, including the kids! Cut the recipe in half and baked it in a glass loaf pan. Also added garlic. It had a unique flavor. Will definitely make it again. - 10/29/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did away with the eggs and added more applesauce, used more oatmeal and skipped the bread. My husband is very fussy, and I didn't think he would like it, but he said it was very good! Made it in muffin tins and froze the rest. We'll have this again! - 10/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a bit more spices, including garlic, celery, and a touch more ketchup. It was delicious and very moist. - 10/26/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and made a few changes...instead of bread, I used all oatmeal, added more applesauce and only one egg. I used onion soup mix instead of chopped onions and used bbq sauce instead of ketchup. Also add garlic salt. I made it w/3# lean ground beef. It was great! - 10/25/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I liked this recipe I made muffin loafs out of it and froze the extras now have 3 meals in the freezer to use later I also added extra oatmeal and left out the bread and added garlic I put tomato sauce in my regular meat loaf so I decreased the eggs by 1 and added it to this also - 10/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and filling! - 9/20/07

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  • Would this hold together well enough to make meatballs? I do NOT fry my meatballs, but bake them on my sprayed broiler pan. But so often they DON'T hold their shape because they are too soft. Do you bake them half the time for muffin tins and maybe 20 minutes for meatballs? - 9/13/12

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  • loved it cooked in cast iron pan - 1/16/12

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  • Yummy for the calories, but I found it a little bland too. Will try to add some seasonings next time. - 9/4/11

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  • Ok, I used my apples from my tree peeled and chopped..also put in a half cup of celery. Liked the apple. - 8/23/10

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  • These are AWESOME! I did not use onions, but onion powder. I did skip the eggs for extra apple sauce, and use a little BBQ sauce. YUM YUM!! - 4/17/10

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  • I made meatloaf muffins with this recipe and they were good but still not as good as my favorite meatloaf recipe. - 4/14/10

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  • I used half ground turkey half ground round. Delicous. Thanks. - 3/26/10

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  • Amazing and quite simple to make, I added corn to it and substituted the bread for plain bread crumbs, worked out great! - 2/11/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Worth a try. - 1/28/10

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  • I wasn't sure how my family would like this since my husband is a meatloaf snob & my daughter hates meatloaf. I was pleasantly surprised that they BOTH liked it. My daughter even commented how she thought the applesauce made the difference. I made it in muffin tins. Perfect for 12 portions. - 1/17/10

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  • I will make it tonight. I like the idea of making small ones andfreezing them. - 1/7/10

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  • Wow Very few calories!!! Going to try soon. Looks yummy! - 11/23/09

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  • This sounda good will try on the weekend - 11/4/09

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  • We really liked this recipe -- was a bit soft at first, but set up nicely. - 10/8/09

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  • loved this meatloaf, will make again. - 10/3/09

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  • Sounds Great will try this weekend. Thank You - 1/21/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I won't have any difficulty finishing off the left-overs, but I'm not likely to make this again. For full disclosure, though, I did not grow up eating meatloaf and this was something of an experiment. - 12/13/08

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  • This was so good!! I skipped the egg but added another 1/2 cup of applesauce and a bit ketchup. - 8/1/08

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  • Not bad. I Might try to add a little more of the flavor suggestions next time. - 7/22/08

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  • Very moist with a really good taste. Will recommend to friends and definitely make again! - 6/25/08

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  • DS loved it - 3/16/08

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  • It was simply wonderful. Hubby loved it. Making it again this weekend . - 3/3/08

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  • Seasoning would have made the recipe better. - 11/7/07

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  • It was light and fluffy, but I like my regular recipe better. This didn't have enough flavor for us. - 11/4/07

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  • This was okay. Like another reviewer noted, this didn't hold together for me very well. - 11/2/07

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  • My hubby asked me to make this again next week, that means it was very good!! :) - 11/1/07

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  • This was wonderfully moist!! I took some of the reviewers suggestions and added garlic and sage. I also omitted the egg altogether and added a bit more applesauce. This recipe will definitely be a keeper. - 10/31/07

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  • I don't know if I did something wrong or what. This meatloaf tasted wonderful...however, it is very mushy and fell right apart, we had to scoop it out of the pan with a spoon... The flavor was very good though :) - 10/29/07

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  • Very good and the family loved it! - 10/29/07

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  • I haven't tried it yet but it sounds very good and judgeing from the other comments, it was a bit hit, thanks for the receipe. - 10/27/07

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  • My great aunt used to make Swedish meatballs using applesauce and oatmeal and it was always a big hit. I bet this recipe would work very well if I eliminated the ketchup, make the meatballs and used low fat cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix as the gravy. I'll also try it as the meatloaf. - 10/26/07

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  • needs spicing up, but a good solid basic meatloaf. - 10/25/07

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  • This was delicious. Very easy to make. One of the best meat loafs I've ever had!!! YUM!! - 10/25/07

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  • I ommitted the bread for convenience (don't have any), but this was delicious. One of the better meatloaves I've made. Great recipe! - 10/24/07

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  • Yum! - 10/24/07

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  • sounds great will try it, normally i buy meatloaf already made, being lazy, but, this sounds so easy, thankyou from Jayne in the UK - 10/24/07

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  • But, I am going to try it using ground turkey and sage. I'll share the results. - 10/24/07

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  • Wonderful - whole family enjoyed it! I added dry mustard and sage. - 10/24/07

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  • I have to try it tomorrow. - 10/24/07

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  • This was great. - 10/23/07

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  • This was tasty and moist, but I will spice it up a bit more next time. - 10/23/07

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  • I didn't make it yet, but know it's fabulous! I wanted to thank you sooooo much for posting this recipe! My aunt used to make a slightly different meatloaf with applesauce and oatmeal, and it was fabulous!!! My mom and I had been looking for a similar recipe and I can't thank you enough! - 10/23/07

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  • This was a hit with my family! They raved about it! Instead of making small loaves of meat loaf, I used a muffin tin to make mine in. The portion size was perfect, and everyone enjoyed getting their own individual meat loaf! - 10/23/07

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  • This looks really yummy and I intend to make it soon. - 10/23/07

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  • I wonder how it would be if you used boca crumbles. I'm going to try it that way -- and add oatmeal and garlic. Thanks for the idea - 10/23/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    FAMILY ENJOYED BUT DUE TO ALLERGIES NOT ABLE TO ENJOY. - 10/23/07

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  • I'm definitely going to try this, but since I don't eat beef I'll substitute GROUND TURKEY. I'll also use EGG SUBSTITUTE in place of the 2 whole eggs. Both of those cook the same and are lower in fat and cholesterol. Thanks for a great recipe! - 10/23/07

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  • I would rather see serves for 2-4
    I am afraid my portions would be larger
    - 10/23/07

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  • I add a bit more oatmeal and omit the bread. Also, if you add a bit more applesauce, you won't miss the egg, which is a binder. And I agree about the garlic---there is little that can't be improved by adding garlic! - 10/23/07

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  • Yuuuuummy! Just made this and both me and my picky 3 year old LOVE it! I added a bit of Garlic and that was it! Can't wait to see how it after it is frozen! - 10/11/07

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  • this was good!!!! I actually made two loaves and froze the other one- made some changes such as not usng the bread, added minced garlic and sage for a sweeter taste. I also figured in my sauce of ketchup, brown sugar and whostershire sauce. great with a salad!! - 10/9/07

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