Thursday, February 25, 2010

Challenge Day 2

Last night was Canadian fare with an Asian twist; oriental meatloaves with mashed potatoes. This recipe turned out great because its one I've made before albeit 10 yrs ago! This was one of the recipes that dh brought back from Malaysia that's been rotting away in the boxes we shipped there in 2000.

My kids loved, loved this meal and my second son took fourths! Yes he is a growing teen but this is even more than usual. My 4th daughter asked me to make it again, also a good sign. Two kids were too scared to try it because of the green onions even though their siblings insisted you couldn't taste them. I asked them if it was better than the pizza and they said YES! (once again can I blame KitchenAid?)

So here are the recipes:

Mashed potatoes (everyone knows how to make these right?)

We used 17 potatoes (you won't need this much, lol)

Cut and peel potatoes and boil till soft. Mash and add butter then milk so the butter will melt first. Shake on some parsley. I used dried.

Oriental Meat Loaves

Preparation Time:10 min
Baking time: 30 min
Makes 6 servings. ( I doubled it)

2 eggs
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
4 green onions including tops, chopped
2 lbs (1kg) regular ground beef

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease six individual loaf pans or a 9x5x13 loaf pan. (glass is better than metal believe me) Line the bottom with greased waxed paper.

Combine eggs, soya sauce, ketchup,sugar, garlic and ginger in a large bowl. Whisk together until blended. Stir in bread crumbs and finely chopped onions.

Add half the meat and work with your hands or a fork until evenly blended. Work in remaining meat and press into the prepared loaf pans.

Bake in centre of preheated oven for 30 minutes for the individual loaves or 1 1/4 hours for the large loaf. (To prevent a crust from forming, lay a sheet of foil loosely over the large loaf for the last 30 minutes of cooking)

Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then turn out and brush with soya sauce.

About 324 calories per serving.


  1. tummy is grumbling. That looks DELICIOUS!

  2. OK. Alhamdilillah, we made this meatloaf for lunch. I liked it! I think everybody else did too. I might use less sugar next time. I think it will make excellent "hamburgers" using sliced of it.
    Thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it. I think this one is a keeper for sure.

  4. I bought kebab powder in Medina and brought back home and make kebab according to the instructions. I think your recipe is just like the kebab I make. It looks very simple, things that I have in the kitchen. I should try it. But I would like to add some chili.

    How do we eat this meatloaf? Cut it and put bewtween bread? or can it be eaten with rice?

  5. Asalaamu Alaikum Salwani

    Do you have an oven? I made it in the oven. We ate it with potatoes. You could eat it with rice too. Some people do slice it and eat it between bread.

    Eat it with chili,lol. I remember even in Pizza Hut and KFC they had chili. Most people here eat it with ketchup.

  6. masha'a'Allah! this looks sooo good!!!!!!!

  7. Masha Allah, it really is. The kids are asking me to make it again.