Smokey Apple Cinnamon Meatloaf

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Smokey Apple Cinnamon Meatloaf Smokey Apple Cinnamon Meatloaf

Moist and packed with smokey flavor!

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 C Vidalia onion, finely chopped
1 Large egg
3/4 C Applesauce
1 C Plain bread crumbs
1 C Paula Deen Smokey Apple Cinnamon Sauce, divided
1 t Salt
1/4 t Black pepper
3 slices of uncooked bacon
Paula Deen Smokey Apple Cinnamon Sauce to drizzle on top for garnish





Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, onion, egg, applesauce, bread crumbs, 3 T of Paula Deen Smokey Apple Cinnamon Sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Form the meat loaf mixture into a loaf shape and press into the prepared pan. Brush the top of the meat loaf with half of the remaining Smokey Apple Cinnamon Sauce and top with 3 slices of bacon. Back for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

In the last 10 minutes of baking, brush the remaining Smokey Apple Cinnamon Sauce over the top of the bacon and return to the oven.

Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Slice and serve alongside your favorite mashed new red potatoes with the skins left on and a little Smokey Apple Cinnamon Sauce drizzled on top!

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Made it! Turned out reaalllyy good! Used more pork sauage then called for, added sone little extras like; garlic, jalepenjos, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg & wrapped the while loaf in basket weaved style bacon. Used AJs sweet yellow onion (grocerier said was 50 % sweeter than vidalia onion). Bbq tasting, cinnamon perfectly moist yummy! Got the Paula Dean Smokey Cinnamon sauce at AJs in Arizona. Will definitely do again!

By D' on March 06, 2013


My son is eager to make your Smokey apple cinnamon meatloaf however I can't seem to find your sauce anywhere including this site as well as the foodnetwork Could you let me know how to obtain a jar? It would be greatly appreciated. If it is available in stores I live in Parlin, NJ which is central NJ. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me Kathy

By Kathy McSweeney on February 05, 2013


I was watching your show the other day and you were making this meatloaf. It sounds delicious. Since my husband went elk hunting last fall and we have ground elk meat in the freezer, my plans are to give the elk meat a try. Hope it turns out a good as it looks and sounds. If can't find sauce, may try apple butter instead.

By Margaret Cocke on January 24, 2013


delicious! if you don't want to pay the insane amount for the Paula Deen apple cinnamon sauce just use apple jelly and add your own cinnamon and brown sugar. I made my own and crumbled the bacon into the sauce to mix with the meats.I also used sweet pork sausage instead of plain ground pork for a little more zing!

By Sarah on September 10, 2012


I loved this recipe. I didn't have the sauce so I used Kraft Original BBQ sauce and mixed in cinnamon in the meat. Everyone loved it. Will definately make again.

By Anonymous on December 02, 2011


This is the best meatloaf I have ever had. Sorry Mother.

By Cal Abriola on November 26, 2011


Alverna, I found it at Big Lots of all places, you can also find it a a grilling store, one of those garment sauce stores, Paula Deen has some out and it is amazing. Hope that helps a lil

By Anonymous on August 25, 2011


i am having a hard time finding the smokey apple cinnamon sauce for the smokey apple cinnamon meatloaf. Any ideas where i can get it from.

By alverna winston on August 11, 2011


I'm so excited to try this recipe!! I actually found Smokey apple Cinnamon Sauce at Wal-mart! So I thought I'd let y'all know. I'll leave another review after I try it.

By Emily Blewett on August 02, 2011


Hey Correction- they sell the Apple Cinnamon BBQ sauce in the stores not Smokey Apple Cinnamon sauce. Sorry guys!

By Christy Deacon on July 31, 2011


Hey Joyce! I found the sauce at Winn Dixie. I don't know if you have a Winn Dixie but check there. If you don't have a Winn Dixie, try your local grocery store. The first time i tried the meatloaf, I ordered the sauce online it but I recently bought the sauce from my grocery store. Good luck!

By Christy Deacon on July 31, 2011



By Christy Deacon on July 20, 2011


My family LOVED the meatloaf!!!!!!!!! It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!

By Christy Deacon on July 20, 2011


I'm very upset that the only way I can Make this meatloaf is if i buy this sauce. is there a recipe for it?

By joyce on June 23, 2011


Oh Paula I tried this recipe and i'll never make meatloaf any other way again. It's a crowd pleaser too. I say, try it you'll like it!

By C. on April 19, 2011


i love to try new recipes but, this was very greasy and mushy. Threw away the leftovers.

By sally chmiel on February 25, 2011


I made this last night and it was my first Paula recipe. Let me tell you this was the best meatloaf I have had. I will admit I didn't have her applesauce so I just added some liquid smoke and Worcestershire to some cinnamon applesauce and it came out terrific. I see this being a frequent thing I make.

By travis branum on February 22, 2011


can you get this sauce at wall-mart or do you have to order it?

By grizz on February 14, 2011


I just love watching you on TV. You are awesome.I would love to be able to meet you in person someday.

By elizabeth perez on January 12, 2011


This is the most delicious meatloaf in the world! Well worth the shipping cost to have the sauce mailed to you! This is the only way we will fix meatloaf in our home. After tasting this, nothing will ever be as good to us. This is a definite keeper, a 10+++++! Even our boys love it - which is really saying something! They are very picky eaters! This is savory cooking at its best! It has such a wonderful, smoky, comforting taste - perfect any time of year! Thank you, Paula, for sharing such a wonderful recipe with us and for making this Smoky Apple Cinnamon Sauce available for us to purchase. We'll be buying it every month - guaranteed! Debbie and Danny Collinge Springfield, MO

By dacollinge on January 03, 2011

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