Switch up that boring old meatloaf with this Asian Inspired Meatloaf. It’s filled with diced shitake mushrooms to keep it extra moist and topped with a sweet and spicy sriracha glaze for a nice punch of flavor.

Asian Inspired Meatloaf

I did a crazy thing yesterday.

I went and bought 5 baby chicks. As in chickens. As in, hello, I’m now a farmer… except not really.

We’re in cuteness overload overhere.

They’re just so darn fluffy and adorable and I simply couldn’t resist. To be honest, it has been my dream for many years to own my own chickens. It was almost fate when the house that we bought just so happen to also have a chicken coop in the backyard.

Ok, that might have been the swaying factor for me to purchase the house…

I’m super excited to be able to wake up and get some fresh eggs from our own backyard.

Asian Inspired Meatloaf

Since my kids are allergic to dogs and cats, having chickens seems like the next best thing to a pet for our family. In fact, the baby chicks reminded me of little puppies last night when they were chirping very loudly whenever they were left alone in their little cardboard box.

Eventually they calmed down and went to sleep. They’ll have to stay inside with us for the next 4 to 6 weeks, so I’m not really sure what I got myself into… I’ll share some pictures of the cute little babies later. 🙂

As for this delicious meatloaf, it’s filled with shiitake mushrooms (though a simple white button mushroom would work just fine), green onions, a little hoisin sauce and panko bread crumbs. It’s a fun and simple twist to a classic meatloaf and is great when paired with white rice and my sweet and spicy green beans.

Asian Inspired Meatloaf

I think the sauce on top is what really seals the deal for me. A mixture of ketchup (of course) a little more hoisin sauce and a dash or two of sriracha hot sauce and this sauce is finger-licking good!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go stare at my baby chicks because they are just so darn cute.

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Asian Inspired Meatloaf

Asian Inspired Meatloaf is filled with diced shitake mushrooms and topped with a tasty sriracha glaze!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup diced green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup diced shiitake mushrooms, white button mushrooms will work too
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

For the top sauce:

  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp hoisen sauce
  • 1 to 2 tsp sriracha hot sauce

Optional topping:

  • 1/4 cup diced green onions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch casserole dish with tinfoil and set aside.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the meatloaf in a large bowl and use your hands to thoroughly mix and shape into a meatloaf (about 4 inches x 8 inches) and place in the center of the prepared casserole dish.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the top sauce and pour over top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake for one hour. Let cool slightly before topping with green onions (if desired) and slicing.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.7g | Protein: 29.8g | Fat: 5.6g | Cholesterol: 99.1mg | Sodium: 892.2mg | Sugar: 8.3g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 4mg
Keywords: Asian, hoisen sauce, meatloaf, mushrooms, sriracha sauce
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
10 Responses
  1. Sam

    I made this one night 2 years ago for my girlfriend. It’s forever been her favorite. We just got hit by Hurricane Irma and luckily just got our power back. She’s just worked a ten hour shift managing a restaurant and has been stupidly busy all day. When she called me I told her I was going to make this dish again for her and it cheered her right up. I recommend making this dish for sure just know you’ll make it over and over again 😉

    1. Shawn

      Wow Sam! That is so awesome. I’m so glad that this recipe brings good memories and feelings for you guys! Thank you so much for commenting. Made my day! 🙂

  2. Samantha Brown

    Thank you so much for all of these simple fun recipes. Anytime I have to cook I turn to your website 🙂 Thanks to you my girlfriend thinks I’m a god 😉 This stuff is delicious.

  3. Isadora @ She Likes Food

    Baby chicks are the cutest!!! And it would be so nice to just be able to go in the backyard and get fresh eggs! That’s awesome! I love Asian inspired anything and that sounds so good to add those flavors to meatloaf 🙂

  4. kathy mahon

    Hi Shawn,
    I have never commented via blog before. Actually yours is the only one I subscribe to.
    Thank you I have truly enjoyed your recipes. However I am writing in response to your new chicks. We are now empty nesters with 3 grown boys all flying their own way. So last spring I raised day old chicks beside our wood stove in a large cardboard box….omgosh. I am now the proud mom of 8 big beautiful Buff Orphingtons. They have a coop and their own yard. However get out every afternoon to enjoy our wide open 3 acres. Their eggs are fabulous big brown and delicious. Wanted you to know it just gets better. I can walk outside and they come running. Call them and they come running. Talk yo them and they will squat down for a back rub. Am excited for you, enjoy your new brood:-) Kathy

    1. Shawn

      Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for commenting!! You have no idea how much it truly brightens my day to hear from my readers. 🙂 I wish we had more yard to let the chickens run around. We do have a coop in our backyard and we’re going to work on putting up a fence on the side of the house so they can have more room to run around. I’ll have to fence in my garden though because I hear they can destroy gardens quicker than you can blink!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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