Scallions, hoisin sauce and ginger give this pork-and-turkey meatloaf great flavor and plenty of vegetables boost the fiber and nutrients. We love the texture of brown rice as a filler in this healthy Asian-flavored meatloaf recipe, but feel free to swap fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs for the rice.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray (or see Loaf Pan Variation).
Pulse bell pepper, mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallion whites and ginger in a food processor until finely chopped. (Or finely chop them with a knife.)
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.
Add 2 chopped scallion greens, 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce and salt to the vegetables; stir to combine. Stir in egg and rice. Add ground turkey and pork and with clean hands gently knead the vegetable mixture into the meat; do not overmix. Pat the meat mixture into a loaf shape (about 12 by 5 inches) on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the remaining 3 tablespoons hoisin on top.
Bake the meatloaf until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining scallion greens. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature while oven preheats; bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F, about 1 hour.
Tips: Look for hoisin sauce, a thick, dark brown, spicy-sweet sauce made from soybeans and a complex mix of spices, in the Asian section of most supermarkets. Try it in stir-fries and dipping sauces.
For perfectly cooked brown rice, use a pan with a tight-fitting lid, cook on your coolest (or simmer) burner and simmer the rice at the “lowest bubble.” One cup dry rice, cooked with 2 1/2 cups water, yields about 3 cups cooked rice. If you want to make a smaller batch (starting with less than 1 cup dry), we’ve found that smaller volumes of whole-grain rice are sometimes done in as little as 30 minutes and burn when cooked for the full recommended time of 50 minutes. Start checking a smaller batch after 30 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Loaf Pan Variation: If you want a more uniform-shaped “loaf” you can bake your meatloaf in a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan instead of on a baking sheet. Coat the pan with cooking spray, pat the meatloaf mixture into the pan and cover with the topping. Bake for about 1 hour. Let stand for 10 minutes in the pan before slicing.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (164g)|
|Recipe Makes: 10 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 58 (22%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 6.5g||9 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.8g||9 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.6g|
|Cholesterol 109.8mg||34 %|
|Sodium 234.3mg||8 %|
|Potassium 542.3mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 16.6g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 15.1g|
|Protein 32g||46 %|
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Calories per serving: 261
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