• 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 1-oz envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • black pepper, to taste

In large mixing bowl, blend together ground pork, applesauce, breadcrumbs, onion soup mix, Dijon-style mustard and black pepper to taste. Turn mixture into loaf pan and bake in 375 degrees F oven for 1 hour 15 minutes, until meat thermometer inserted reads 160º F. Let loaf rest 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Serves 4-5, with leftovers

Optional: Top meat loaf with brown sugar and 2-3 slices bacon 30 minutes before done.

Nutritional information based on 8 servings.

Have young chefs help mix together meatloaf. Be sure to not let it get over-mixed. Complete the comfort meal with steamed green beans and mashed potatoes.

Calories: 198 calories

Protein: 24 grams

Fat: 6 grams

Sodium: 509 milligrams

Cholesterol: 57 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 2 grams

Carbohydrates: 11 grams

Fiber: 1 grams