This spicy beef meatloaf is packed with flavor. The combination of ginger, garlic, hoisin sauce and soy sauce gives it a distinctly Asian flavor profile that will go well with a side vegetable fried rice, sauteed baby bok choy or steamed cabbage. To be honest, the inspiration for this meatloaf recipe was my love (and graving) of Chinese dumplings.
Also check out my first meatloaf recipe, Turkey Meatloaf.
Below are a few substitutions you can consider depending on your dietary needs.
Protein Choice: Beef, Chicken or Turkey
In this recipe I used 93% lean ground beef. You do have the option of using ground beef with a higher fat content which will result in a more moist meatloaf. You can also use ground turkey or chicken for the recipe as well.
The Liquid (Milk, Broth, etc)
The purpose of the broth in this recipe is to add moisture to the meatloaf. It is also common to use milk. If you are out of milk and broth, you can also consider just using water. I prefer using a no-salt broth mainly because it adds more moisture without adding more sodium or calories.
Gluten-free or Low-carb Options
This meatloaf is made with breadcrumbs, which improves the density of the meatloaf and makes the meatloaf more moist by trapping the broth/milk. However, if you are on a gluten-free diet, you can use gluten-free oats or oat flour. Almond flour is also a gluten-free and low-carb diet alternative to breadcrumbs. However, since almond flour will not hold as much moisture as the breadcrumbs, if you choose to use almond flour, I would recommend replacing the egg whites with egg yolks (so, 4 egg yolks instead of 2 whole eggs) and also increasing the liquid in the recipe. These measures can help with moisture and density of the meatloaf.
I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about this recipe.
Prep Time: 10 mins . Cook Time: 50-55 mins . Yield: 10 Servings
2 Lbs Ground Beef (93 % lean)
2 Cups Breadcrumbs
1 Cup No-Salt Broth (any kind)
4 Green Onions, chopped
6 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Ginger, minced
1/2 Cup Hoisin Sauce
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tbsp Sriracha
1/2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
Salt, Black Pepper & White Pepper to taste
Garnish: Sesame seeds & the chopped green parts of green onions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. In a bowl combine breadcrumbs and broth. Mix and set aside.
3. Heat cooking oil over medium heat. Add onions, ginger and garlic. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, soaked breadcrumbs, cooked vegetables, eggs, spices, sesame oil, soy sauce, half the hoisin sauce, salt, black pepper and white pepper. Using your hands or a spoon, mix until ingredients are well-combined.
5. On a lightly greased baking sheet, form the meat into a loaf. Mix Sriracha, ketchup and remaining hoisin sauce in a small bowl. Top loaf with mixture.
6. Bake loaf for 50 to 55 minutes until internal temperature is 160 F. Garnish with sesame seeds & chopped green onions. Enjoy warm with a side of vegetables.