|Hoisin Ketchup Glazed Asian Meatloaf|
Meatloaf might be one of my all-time favorite foods. It defies all logic, but there's something undeniably comforting about these rich, aromatic lumps of love. I can't even take myself seriously as I write this, and yet, it's true. A great meatloaf is an absolute joy to eat.
The first meatloaf recipe I posted on LL Balanced is my Turkey Lentil Jalapeno Loaf, and it is still an all-time favorite. In fact, I actually included it in my cookbook (shameless plus for pre-order)! While I adore that recipe, I recently found myself hankering for the hearty sliceable goodness of a meatloaf with some of my favorite Asian flavorings: tamari, sesame oil, green onions and Hoisin Sauce.
I took the liberty of creating a hoisin-ketchup hybrid, because I'm not sure I can qualify anything as a meatloaf that doesn't include ketchup. Plus, I had a hunch that it would be an epic combination, and by golly I was right!
This East-Meets-West Hoisin Glazed Asian Meatloaf satisfies all of my sensory dinner cravings!
Besides the unique flavor profile, this recipe veers from tradition by swapping breadcrumbs for almond flour, which adds extra healthy fat and protein, and focusing on the highest-quality humanely-sourced meat.
This loaf will have you rubbing your belly in satisfaction but not discomfort! Like heavier, greasier meatloafs(loaves?!) of yore, this doesn't need to be special occasion food, but instead can be part of your weekly dinner routine.