Part of keeping the whole family happy at dinnertime is keeping the menu interesting. Even if they’re craving comfort food, there’s no reason to fall into a recipe rut. Classic, crowd-pleasing meatloaf lightens up with a combo of turkey and pork, and gets an Asian-inspired twist with hoisin sauce. Big on flavor, these little loaves are perfect for little mouths—you can even eat them with your fingers. They’re also delicious the next day, on their own or sliced in sandwiches.
- Spectrum® Extra Virgin Olive Spray Oil
- 1 lb Empire® Kosher Ground Turkey
- 1/2 lb organic ground pork
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 C hoisin sauce
- 1 C gluten-free breadcrumbs
- 1 organic egg
- 2 tsp Hain® Turbinado Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Hain® Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tbsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 C fresh basil leaves, chopped, divided
- 1/4 C fresh parsley leaves, chopped, divided
- 3/4 C Westbrae® Unsweetened UnKetchup
- 1 Tbsp organic molasses
- 1 Tbsp Spectrum Naturals® Organic Balsamic Vinegar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine turkey, pork, onion, hoisin, breadcrumbs, egg, sugar, salt, pepper, cumin, thyme, and 3 tablespoons each basil and parsley. Mix by hand until thoroughly combined.
- Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and press into an 8x12-inch rectangle. Using a rubber spatula, cut lengthwise down center and then crosswise into sixths to form 12 loaves. Separate loaves so that no edges are touching.
- In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, molasses and vinegar. Pour mixture over meat, using a spatula or basting brush to spread evenly. Try to get some of the sauce into the divisions between each serving.
- Transfer pan to the oven and bake until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 150˚, about 18 to 20 minutes.
- Remove meatloaves from the oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a platter. Serve garnished with remaining basil and parsley.
Hoisin sauce is a Chinese condiment used in glazes, marinades, sauces and stir-frys. Traditionally made from soy, chilis and garlic, hoisin gives food a robust and salty depth of flavor that goes particularly well with beef. It makes a tasty addition to burgers, meatballs, sloppy Joes, and even a “Chino-Latino” take on tacos.