Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hoisin Glazed Asian Meatloaf: Twice as Nice Tuesdays

Twice as Nice Tuesdays is a new feature I would like to introduce here at the blog.  I was looking through my blog recently and realized that I have a lot of recipes that should get a 2nd look and showcase them again.  So today I am looking back at a dish I made over a year ago... 

On 2-2012 I wrote:  As a cook there are certain foods I gravitate towards because they give me a fun canvas to play around with and create new variations.  One of these foods is meatloaf.  I love to find new ways of jazzing up a meatloaf and changing the entire flavor profile so my family doesn't say "Meatloaf again!".  Actually, Meatloaf is one dish my family does love unanimously so I always know it will eaten by everyone(without whining).  I served these up with some steam snow peas and my Soba Noodle Vegetable Lo Mein.  It was so good my husband and I actually tried to outwit the other person from the leftovers the next day.  I usually let him have all the leftovers, but I do love meatloaf so all bets were off.  The cook won. :) 

PS.. don't feel sorry for the guy... he got to eat the leftover Seafood Chowder and was more than happy. :)

1lb of ground chicken
1lb of ground pork
1 large stalk of green onions chopped
red chili flakes to taste
salt and black pepper to taste
2Tbs of hoisin sauce
2Tbs of soy sauce
1tsp of sesame oil
1/4 tsp of Chinese Five Spice
1 Tbs of grated ginger
1 Tbs of grated garlic
3 slices of bread soaked and crumbled in milk


Glaze Ingredients:
2Tbs of hoisin sauce
1Tbs of soy sauce
2Tbs of sweet chili sauce
1Tbs of sriracha (optional)
1Tbs of ketchup

Note: if you do not have sweet chili sauce add more ketchup and some brown sugar or honey.  The sriracha is optional.

Mix the meatloaf ingredients well.  Form into a loaf shape or put into a loaf pan.  I prefer the free formed loaf shape because the fat (if there is any gets to drip away from the meat).  Plus the glaze gets more surface to cover.

Tip Alert: If you are free forming on a baking sheet make sure it has an edge around it and cover it with tin foil (aluminum foil).  It makes for an easy clean up and you won't be scraping baked on sauce from your pan.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.  In the last 20 minutes of  baking pour your glaze over the meatloaf and finish baking.  Serve with you favorites sides. Enjoy.

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  1. innovative recipe......lovely loaf

  2. Loos beautiful. I just made a gluten free hoisin sauce so I could actually try this one!

  3. This is definitely a 'holy cow' kind of dish. I'm learning to love meatloaf, as long as it's spruced up a little. This looks spruced up a LOT, which is a good (great) thing. I'm glad you won the leftovers! When he cooks, he can lay claim to them. :)

  4. Meatloaf is something I never really cared for...I think it is the name. I think I need to give the dish more credit, especially when you jazz it up like this.

  5. Oh my, I have to try this. I always have trouble jazzing up meatloaf. This looks wonderful

  6. This looks awesome and yummy


  7. This looks really good! And it looks like it would be healthier than beef meatloaf. Great recipe!

  8. I have to try this...we love the Asian flavors in this house. Yum! Pinning.

  9. Sounds like a fabulous dish! :) Must be such an unusual twist on meat loaf - you are always so creative, Ramona!

  10. Oh wow this sounds soo good! I adore meatloaf, and the addition of Hoisin and sri racha (2 of my favorite Asian flavors) brings everything together beautifully. Congratulations on a very much deserved Top 9!! You've inspired me to try this out the next time I make a meatloaf. Thanks for sharing! =]

  11. I was just looking at what we had in the kitchen thinking I should make meatloaf. I love your version! Glazed meatloafs are always my favorite too. I usually pack up left overs for my husband's lunch, except when it's something REALLY good too, then like you, all bets are off!

  12. This is a gourmet meatloaf and that glaze is almost jumping off the screen. I don't make it often because it always seems dry and heavy. My Mr. would love this and I will be making it for him. Congratulations on Top 9!

  13. The meatloaf looks delish and the glaze works wonderfully!

  14. Ramona, this meatloaf just looks fantastic!! The glaze sounds so good! Congrats on Top 9!

  15. Congrats on your giant meatball making the Top 9 ;) Looks fabulous, Ramona!

  16. Paleo person here...any thoughts on what I could substitute for the soaked bread in the mix?...This looks fantastic and I would simply love to attempt it!

    1. Hi Donna, If you don't want to use bread you can try pulverizing some button mushrooms or some hydrated oats (from oatmeal). Hope that helps. :)

  17. Amazing, I need to make this! Beautiful photo too.

  18. Congrats for inside on the top 9 and your recipe so amazing and looks so delicious.

  19. Congrats on Foodbuzz top 9. Well deserved.

  20. I love a good meatloaf and this sounds awesome. Love the hoisin twist you gave to it, yummy!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  21. What a great new feature, Ramona. It's great seeing some of your older recipes showcased. This meatloaf sounds fantastic! Trade you some for the tacos?:)

  22. Asian meatloaf??? Pinning...it's a must try (once my meatloaf hater goes back to college :)).

  23. What a great twist on meatloaf! No way would the sriracha be optional. :) I might could even get Bobby to eat meatloaf with this recipe!

  24. WHY does my meatloaf never look this gorgeous? YUM!

  25. Oh meatloaf. I have a love/hate relationship with you. This one looks delicious though. I know my husband would be happy if I served this for dinner.


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