Change up your traditional meatloaf with flavors of Asia, such as ginger and soy sauce. This recipe for a moist and delicious Asian Ground Beef Meatloaf uses easy-to-find ingredients and turns out perfect every time.
Meatloaf makes great leftovers, which is partly why I love it.
Then my BFF from 5th grade gives me her recipe for meatloaf. Mixing it up with Asian flavors sure is a tasty version. Thanks, Cristi.
Further, serve with a side of Baked Sweet Potato Fries and Homemade Asian Ketchup for dipping.
Making Asian Ground Beef Meatloaf
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, soy sauce, garlic paste, ginger paste, pepper, and onions.
Let me stop here. Cristi also turned me onto these pastes, and I absolutely love cooking with them. They’re found in the produce section.
Seriously, I love anything that makes my life easier.
Ok, next, add the ground beef. Use somewhere between 1.5 – 2 pounds.
Last to go in are the cracker crumbs. I love Ritz, but you can also use soda crackers.
The crackers help to hold moisture in the meatloaf by binding with the other wet ingredients.
Additionally, the crackers (along with the eggs) help hold the meatloaf together.
Into the oven with ya!
Press the meatloaf mixture into the 9 x 5″ loaf pan.
If you don’t have a loaf pan, no worries.
Simply line a pan, like a jelly roll pan or glass dish, with foil and shape the meatloaf into approx. 9 x 5.”
If you shape it yourself, don’t try to pour the fat off in Step 6. The fat will drain to the sides of the meatloaf, ergo the foil.
Bake in a preheated oven set at 375° for 25 minutes.
Getting saucy on top
You don’t have to, but adding a sauce on top of meatloaf adds just a bit more flavor and color.
Two ways you can go here; 1) make the hoisin and tomato ketchup mixture, which is just enough to spread over the top, or 2) make some Homemade Asian Ketchup.
The Homemade Asian Ketchup makes enough for spreading over the meatloaf and for your dipping pleasure.
I particularly like the Asian Ketchup with Baked Sweet Potato Fries, which are pictured. So good!
So anyway, if you make the homemade version, spread 1/4 cup over the top of the meatloaf, then pop it back into the oven for another 15 minutes.
Actually, a third way to go is to not put a sauce on top at all. Still yummy.
Once the meatloaf is done baking, (40 minutes total), allow it to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Another meatloaf recipe, which is a regular staple in my house, is my Turkey Meatloaf.
So much flavor, easy to make, and I double the recipe so I can freeze individual servings for nights when I don’t feel like cooking.
You can do the same thing with Asian Ground Beef Meatloaf.
I love a night off once in a while, don’t you?
More ground beef recipes:
If you’re like me, you watch for ground beef to go on sale, then buy a few pounds and stick them in the freezer.
This way, you always have some on-hand, which makes it easy when you need dinner.
Asian Ground Beef Meatloaf
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. garlic paste
- 2 tsp. ginger paste
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 6 thinly sliced green onions
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 25 Ritz Cracker crumbs
- 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 2 Tbsp. tomato ketchup
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In large bowl, mix eggs, soy sauce, garlic paste, ginger paste, pepper, and green onions. Whisk until well blended.
- Mix in ground beef and cracker crumbs until thoroughly combined.
- Press into 9 x 5" loaf pan and bake for 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix hoisin sauce with tomato ketchup, or make some Homemade Asian Ketchup. See Notes below.
- Drain fat from pan. Spread the hoisin sauce mixture (or 1/4 cup of Homemade Asian Ketchup) over top of meatloaf and bake for another 15 minutes. Allow meatloaf to set for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Asian Ground Beef Meatloaf
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Another last thought; if any of you drink green tea, Cristi mentioned that a pea-sized dollop of that ginger paste with a heaping splash of honey is delicious.
In the mean time, happy cooking and have a blessed day.
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