This Asian-inspired meat loaf packs a flavor punch. Don't bake this meat loaf on a broiler pan, or you'll lose the flavor in the drippings that drain into the bottom of the pan. Cook the rice in advance to reduce the prep time.
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons finely chopped carrot
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon minced peeled gingerroot or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup cooked long-grain rice
1/4 cup chopped water chestnuts
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons all-purpose Szechwan hot and spicy sauce
1 pound ground chicken or ground turkey
Vegetable cooking spray
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
How to Make It
Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions, carrot, celery, gingerroot, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until tender.
Combine green onion mixture, rice, water chestnuts, soy sauce, and Szechwan sauce in a large bowl; stir well. Crumble chicken over green onion mixture, and stir just until blended.
Preheat oven to 350°. Pack mixture into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle sesame seeds over top of loaf. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until meat loaf registers 160°. Let loaf stand in pan 10 minutes.
Remove loaf from pan; cut into 12 slices. Serve with Chinese hot mustard and sweet-and-sour sauce, if desired.
Sandwich suggestion: Serve leftover meat loaf slices on sandwich bread with Chinese hot mustard and very thinly sliced green cabbage.
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I've made this recipe with both chicken and turkey breast, and it's absolutely delicious, either way. It's easy, and has a lot of flavor. You can add even more vegetables, without it becoming bland, or falling apart. I omit the water chestnuts, because we aren't fans of them. My family requests this recipe on a weekly basis. I serve it with rice and roasted broccoli, and it's perfect!
Delicious - a definite winner. I made it into meat loaf "muffins" and baked for about 25 min. I used sriacha in the loaf and then topped it with thai sweet chili sauce, then the seasame seeds then baked it and everyone loved it. Super moist and held together well. Served it with some simple stir fried green beans and the sesame mashed potatoes (from my recipes) also on this site and everything was devoured. I would definitely make this again and would have no issue serving this to company. Flavor was amazing.