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5-Spice Meatloaf

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© 2020 |

Make this moist, flavourful 5-spice meatloaf for an easy and budget-friendly meal that will feed a crowd. It's great hot or cold and perfect for dinner, picnic or in lunchbox. Replace beef with lean turkey or chicken mince for a lower fat and protein-packed meal that whole family would love.

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Yellow onions, sliced
  • 2 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4-5 tbsp Fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp 5 Spice blend
  • 1 Egg
  • 150 g Tofu, crumbled
  • 500 g Minced beef
  • 250 ml Hot beef broth
  1. Grease a standard-size casserole dish with 1 tsp of olive oil. Spread the sliced onions into the pan. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium- high heat. Add chopped shallots and minced garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the shallots are softened and it smells aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and cool to the room-temperature.
  3. Add in salt, breadcrumbs, chopped thyme, 5 spice blend, egg, crumbled tofu and the minced beef. Mix until thoroughly combined. Pat the mixture into a log that fits your casserole dish. Place the log on the top of sliced onions. Brush the top with the remaining olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Gently pour the beef broth over and around the meatloaf. Continue to bake for another 30-35 minutes or until the top is browned and meatloaf is cooked through.
  5. Remove it from the oven and let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving. You can thickend the broth and juice from the casserole dish with some cornstarch solution and serve it as the sauce. | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


speedy70 9/11/20 19:01

Un ottimo secondo piatto, molto appetitoso cara!!!

Victoria 9/11/20 19:34

Thank you so much for the recipe and a detailed post on cooking))))

Pam 9/11/20 19:46

Sounds great to me, perfect for dinner or in a sandwich the next day. Love the 5 spice blend and will try that next time. Like your 3 year old quote above, sounds just like a toddler! Thanks for the recipe, Angie!!

foodtravelandwine 9/11/20 19:56

It looks spectacular! is great for dinner as well a tasty sandwich!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Balvinder 9/11/20 21:02

It looks so moist and wonderful! really have to try this. Have been thinking to make meatloaf from a long time.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 9/11/20 22:40

I love the 5 spice blend and how it accents the taste of any meat this is amazing I need to make it this way I usually just used it on lamb!

Valentina 10/11/20 07:23

Angie, what a unique meatloaf. LOVE the seasonings! It's so rare (for me, anyway) to see tofu in the same recipe with meat. So interesting. Looking forward to trying this. :-) ~Valentina

Nancy Chan 10/11/20 08:21

This is an interesting recipe. One of these days I hope to try this. Looks delicious.

Fran @ Gday Souffle 10/11/20 15:48

I first used 5-spice powder decades ago to make '5-spice chicken.' It gives a nice Asian flavor to food- adding the tofu to your meat loaf also adds a nice touch!

Kitchen Riffs 10/11/20 16:25

I so rarely make meatloaf for some reason. Really like the use of 5-spice powder to season it. And the tofu is a nice touch. Thanks!

Pam 10/11/20 18:04

Yum! It looks comforting and tasty.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/11/20 18:10

What delicious comfort food! I haven't made a meat loaf in so long but you've inspired me. I love the addition of thyme and spices in your recipe, Angie!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 10/11/20 19:08

This is so convenient! I was literally just telling my husband it's been forever since I've made a meatloaf and I've been craving one! Yours looks FANTASTIC!!! So juicy and moist! Plus, I love the flavors! This is going straight on my must make immediately list!! Yummy!!!

Anonymous 10/11/20 22:13

How have I never considered 5 spice blend for meatloaf? It's one of my favorite spice blends! This meatloaf is really calling my name, Angie!

Raymund 10/11/20 22:38

That definitely looks tasty and good sized, reminds me of the lions head meatballs.

Aarthi | Prepbowls 11/11/20 01:11

5 spice meatloaf looks so delicious, and lovely color, Angie! I love how you have used tofu, and 5 spice mix to make the meatloaf, Should've been so tasty, thank you for the recipe!!

savorthebest 11/11/20 05:25

Such a great comfort food! My favorite thing about meatloaf is making sandwiches with the leftovers.

Eva Taylor 11/11/20 10:35

I’ve never been a meatloaf fan because in North America most recipes add ketchup! I don’t love the sickly sweet flavour of ketchup, doesn’t even taste like tomatoes! Loving the addition of tofu and five Chinese spices! I recently made pulled pork with five Chinese spice and it was awesome.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 11/11/20 17:05

You know I love meatloaf and the addition of 5 spice sounds so good, not to mention the tofu. This is a keeper, Angie!

Gloria Baker 11/11/20 19:30

looks really delicious !!!

Debra Eliotseats 12/11/20 14:54

I'm always looking for ways to use 5-spice. Thanks!!!!

tigerfish 17/11/20 21:38

This is like huge up-sized meatball! :p
So super delicious.

Noob Cook 19/11/20 14:56

The meatloaf must be really tender & flavourful after baking in the oven.

Królowa Karo 29/11/20 10:27

Simple recipes are the tastiest.


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