Asian Style Meatloaf

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Asian Style Meatloaf

Meatloaf is considered by many as a comfort food associated with childhood. It is a very homey and easy dish to prepare especially with ground meat from the grocery store. Just mix in breadcrumbs, eggs, and seasonings, pop it into a loaf pan, and bake for an hour. Steam or roast some vegetables for a side and dinner is served.

Growing up in Malaysia, meatloaf was unheard of. We had many minced meat dishes like steamed pork and meatballs but never meatloaf. When I moved here, I was curious and had to check it out. Outside of home, meatloaf can be found at home or cafeteria style restaurants. I tried it and enjoyed it very much. So did my boys. To date, I have tried several versions and even posted an Eggless Meatloaf three years back.

Asian Style Meatloaf

Today, I am excited to share with you this delicious Asian Style Meatloaf, adapted from This version calls for a mix of ground beef and pork. It uses hoisin sauce, soy sauce, minced ginger, and tomato ketchup for the seasoning. I added some garlic and swapped out the celery for green onions.

I really like the hoisin sauce and tomato ketchup seasoning and glaze. I added half of the mixture into the meatloaf to give it a little more flavor. The meatloaf was moist and quite delicious with rice. I will definitely be making this again.

Asian Style Meatloaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Asian Style Meatloaf


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch knob ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • ¼ cup (100g) hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup (100g) tomato ketchup
  • 1 lb (450g) lean ground beef
  • 1 lb (450g) lean ground pork
  • 1 cup (60g) soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp pepper


In a medium sized non-stick fry pan heat vegetable oil. Cook onion, garlic, ginger, and green onions over medium heat for 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Mix hoisin sauce and tomato ketchup in a small bowl. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Combine ground beef, pork, breadcrumbs, egg, soy sauce, pepper, and half of the hoisin sauce mixture in a large bowl. Mix well.

Pat mixture into a 9-in x 5-in loaf pan.

Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Drain fat from pan.

Spread remaining hoisin sauce on the top of meatloaf. Return to oven and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Asian Style Meatloaf

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)


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7 Responses

  1. This sounds so delicious! I love the idea of the Asian flavors added to a meatloaf. Pinning this!

  2. Ramona says:

    Meatloaf is indeed comfort food. I re-posted my version of Asian style meatloaf this week too… great minds think a like. :)

  3. Jeannie says:

    This looks beautiful and delicious! I love meatloaf too although I try not to cook beef at home..I’ll have to substitute or use all pork.

  4. Jeffnie says:

    Biren, can I substitute chicken meat for the pork? I am wondering if it’s okay or not?

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