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Fruit Stuffed Meat Loaf

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Ingredients
  Ground round 2 Pound
  Eggs 2 , slightly beaten
  Soft bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Apple 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Dried apricots 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Ground mustard 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Cut 2 pieces of waxed paper or foil, approximately 12-inches by 17-inches.
3. Combine the fruits, parsley, mustard and cinnamon.

MAKING
4. In a large bowl, combine meat, eggs, crumbs and seasonings.
5. Mix well, using your hands or a large fork.
6. Turn the mixture onto a waxed paper or foil sheet and cover with the other sheet.
7. Using a rolling pin, roll out the meatloaf mixture to 9-inches X 15-inches
8. Remove the top sheet and spread the fruit mixture over the meat sheet.
9. Starting from the shorter side, roll the meat mixture sheet into a log, like a jelly roll. Use the waxed paper to help you roll without tearing the meat sheet.
10. Remove the wax paper and place the meat roll in a loaf pan large enough to accommodate it.
11. Bake in the heated oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
12. Let rest for 10 minutes.

SERVING
13. Slice and serve warm or cold with a sauce or gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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