An American classic with an Asian twist that makes the tastiest meatloaf with a unique and delicious flavor. It is flavored with Vietnamese barbeque sauce, fresh herbs, and tons of vegetables.
Meatloaf is one of those dishes that never sounds good at first. I mean, it’s a loaf of ground meat, what sounds appealing about that? Well, just about everything. It is comfort food, family dinners, and childhood all wrapped up in one delicious loaf. This version bakes up super moist with an incredible texture and flavor.
Usually, when you pull a meatloaf out of the oven you have a layer of oil surrounding the loaf that needs to sit and absorb back into the loaf. With this recipe you get an aromatic sauce that is so good you’ll be tempted to grab a spoon and eat it like soup. Save the sauce and spoon over the meatloaf before serving.
Vietnamese Barbeque Meatloaf
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup button mushrooms finely chopped
- 1/2 cup onion minced
- 1/4 cup carrots diced
- 1/4 cup radishes diced
- 1/4 cup scallions chopped
- 2 tablespoons basil chopped
- 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup Vietnamese barbeque sauce divided
- 3/4 cup cooked rice
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Add the ground pork, ground beef, mushrooms, onions, carrots, radishes, scallions, basil, and cilantro. Using your hands, mix until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce. Pour the egg mixture over the meat mixture and mix in until combined. Transfer the meat mixture to a greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
- Thirty minutes into the cooking time, spoon the remaining barbeque sauce over the meatloaf and finish baking. Let the meatloaf rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
- Garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds, if desired.