Cherry-Pork Meat Loaf

Breakfast sausage and cherries mixed into ground pork create an intensely flavorful and juicy meatloaf that is also really quick to prepare.

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  • Servings: Makes one 12-by-4-inch loaf

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  • 12 saltine crackers, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1/2 pound loose breakfast sausage, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the saltines, eggs, pork, sausage, cherries, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of water. Mix gently. Transfer the meat to the baking sheet and form it into a 12-by-4-inch oval loaf. Bake for about 50 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Spread the mustard on top and sprinkle with parsley.

Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published June 2014

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