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A Comfort Food Twist: Asian-Style Meatloaf

Meatloaf often gets a bad wrap. You either love it or you hate it.

In my experience, most people dislike meatloaf. They think of the dry, bland-tasting stuff that some diners serve. The truth is, meatloaf can be amazing.

After all, it’s ground meat and you can dress it up however you like. I like to think of it like a large meatball, and play around with different combinations depending on my mood.

This week, I decided to take my meatloaf to a new part of the world. Well, not literally, but you know what I mean! I kept the standard ingredients of egg, breadcrumbs, and garlic. But, I swapped my usual ketchup, worcestershire sauce, and onions for hoisin sauce (Asian-style BBQ sauce), soy sauce, and scallions. I even changed my standard bread crumbs from Italian to panko.

The combination was a hit, and now I have a new favorite meatloaf recipe. So next time you think you don’t like meatloaf, try your hand at creating a new version. Consider your favorite flavor combinations and give it a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Asian-Style Meatloaf

Serves 4


1 lb ground beef, turkey, or chicken
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or plain breadcrumbs if you can’t find panko
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons hoisin sauce, divided
1 large scallion, finely chopped
1 egg
1 clove garlic, minced


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with oil.

2. In a large bowl, combine ground meat, bread crumbs, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, scallion, egg, and garlic. Mix with your hands until just combined.


3. Form the meat in the prepared pan into a log shape. Spread remaining hoisin sauce all over the meatloaf and place in the oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes.


4. Garnish with a few scallions, slice, and enjoy.


Loving these flavors?

Use up your hoisin sauce with Hoisin-Sweet Onion Pork Chops or try some Spicy Shrimp Noodle Soup.

4 Responses to “A Comfort Food Twist: Asian-Style Meatloaf”

  1. latese williams says:

    You did not put egg on the list of ingredients; however, there is one in the picture.

  2. T.J. Garcia says:

    Anyway to have the recipe print standard size letters? For us old folks, the ingredients and instructions are almost impossible to read. Thanks and we love your show.

  3. Mary Parker says:

    I love Meatloaf, I make it with Hamburger Meat & Ground Pork, This one sounds good with the Oriental Sauce on it! I think I’m going to like it. Mary Parker

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