Not only do the apple and veggies add great flavor to this meat loaf, they add fantastic color too!
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/3 cup grated peeled tart apple
1/3 cup grated carrots
1/3 cup each chopped celery, onion, green pepper and sweet red pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp dried parsley flakes
1-1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 pounds ground beef
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, vinegar, bread crumbs, bacon, apple, veggies, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
Pat into a greased 9-in.x5-in. loaf pan. Bake uncovered at 350 for an hour or until meat is no longer pink and meat thermometer reads 160; drain. Let stand ten minutes before slicing.