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Korean Meatloaf: All the crave-able flavors of Korean barbecue in a comfort-food meatloaf with a sweet and tangy Korean glaze. This ain’t your momma’s meatloaf!  
 
Korean Meatloaf topped with a glaze and green onions.
 
 

Korean fusion food is all the rage these days and this meatloaf is definitely something to rave about. You’ll be craving it for days! Korean BBQ is sweet and tangy and brings a bit of spice. Take your regular meatloaf and add in a little Asian flair, and that’s what we’ve got here. It’s totally delicious!

The majority of the ingredients in this recipe you can easily find in any American grocery store. But this recipe calls for an ingredient that you may have difficulty finding outside of an Asian supermarket. It’s called gochujang and it is a spicy pepper paste used in Korean cooking. It’s absolutely delicious and brings an authentic feel to the dish. You can always order it off of Amazon, but if you can also substitute crushed red pepper flakes as an Americanized alternative or any other Asian hot sauce like sriracha sauce. Don’t like heat? You can also leave it out!

Close up of a Korean Meatloaf topped with a glaze and green onions.

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Korean Meatloaf topped with a glaze and green onions.
Korean Meatloaf: All the crave-able flavors of Korean barbecue in a comfort-food meatloaf with a sweet and tangy Korean glaze. This ain't your momma's meatloaf!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Ingredients

Meatloaf

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang***
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 egg

Korean BBQ Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, knead together ground beef, panko, gochujang, soy sauce, sesame seeds, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and egg.
  • Shape the meat into a loaf and put it on a 4 sided baking sheet or 9x13 pan.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together the sesame oil and cornstarch. Stir in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce thickens. Pour or brush half the sauce over the meatloaf about half-way through the cooking time.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees. Pour or brush remaining sauce over the meat and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Notes
***You can also substitute with 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, the same amount of sriracha sauce, or if you don't want this to be spicy, simply leave it out.

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 2086mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 5.4mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Korean Meatloaf
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