This is another family favorite that I haven’t made in awhile. About 15 minutes of prep, an hour in the oven (while I finally got a couple blog posts written) and dinner was done. This meatloaf has great Asian flavor- Especially with a little of the sesame lime sauce. I have also served this meatloaf as meatballs for an easy appetizer. Cooks in half the time and you’ll blow your guests away with a tasty treat they haven’t had before. We did this at Real Food Bliss and it makes a great freezer meal- just make the meatloaf up ahead of time in a loaf pan, stick it in a gallon size freezer bag and freeze it. Thaw it over night in the fridge and bake as a meatloaf or roll it into balls.
I love meatloaves and meatballs because you can really stuff them full of good healthy stuff your kids wouldn’t normally eat on their own. This recipe calls for a large handful of cilantro which is SOOO good for you! Its a great heavy metal detoxifier and its full of nutrients like Vitamins C and K, potassium, folate, and anti-oxidants. Sesame oil is also full of anti-oxidants and has been found to help lower blood pressure when incorporated into your daily diet. What’s not to love??
Asian Turkey Meatloaf with Sesame Lime Sauce
- 1 1/2 lbs ground Turkey
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (I use Glutino gluten free breadcrumbs)
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp minced ginger (Don’t even peel it- just grate it with a fine cheese greater. Ain’t nobody got time for that!)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4-1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 2 tsp sesame oil
Preheat oven to 400. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with your hands. Place meat mixture into loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes (30 minutes for meatballs on a baking sheet with sides). Now make the sauce.
Sesame Lime Sauce
- 4 Tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 green onion chopped.
Put all ingredients in a plastic container or small jar with a lid. Shake well to mix. Drizzle over the sliced meatloaf or use as a dipping sauce for meatballs. Goes really good on the rice as well.