Although I love shopping at our local market, I don’t always have the time. Stocking up on the basics at my local wholesale store can make home cooking a reality more often at my house. However, it is not always obvious about what to do with large quantities of pantry essentials- that is where Wholesale Wholesome comes in. The recipes developed under this title use easy to find foods at your local wholesale store that can be whipped up quickly and provide a nutritious meal for the whole family.
In this Asian Chicken Meatloaf, each serving contains almost 1/2 a serving of vegetables!
Asian Inspired Chicken Meatloaf
Makes 8 servings
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 celery stalk, minced
1/2 large yellow onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced*
1 inch piece of ginger, minced (about the size of your thumb)**
1/2 cup white wine
1 mild italian sausage, raw, casing removed
700g ground chicken or turkey
1 egg, raw
1 cup panko
4 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350oF.
2. Heat the oil over medium to high heat. Saute the celery, onion and ginger for 5 minutes.
3. Add the carrot and garlic. Saute for another 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
4. Deglaze with white wine. Continue to simmer until the mixture is no longer wet. Set aside to cool.
5. In a large bowl combine the ground meat, sausage meat, egg, panko, 2 tbsp of the hoisin sauce, all the soy sauce and the cooled vegetable mixture.
6. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick vegetable spray. Pour the meat mixture into the pan. Gently pat it into place.
7. Coat the top of the mixture with the remaining 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce.
8. Cook for 50-60min or until the internal temperature reaches 165oF.
Note: if you have the means, I highly recommend grinding your own chicken. We use chicken thighs because they are flavorful and juicy but you can use what ever cut you prefer. By grinding your own meat, the burger or loaf you make will be MUCH more tender and fluffy versus store bought ground meat that will be more dense and tough. You don’t need a meat grinder to do this. Watch this video by America’s Test Kitchen to learn how to grind meat (or chicken) using your food processor.
*You can buy garlic packed in oil at Costco. However, I prefer the flavor of fresh garlic and unfortunately, they do not carry this at my local Costco store.
** Again, my local Costco does not carry fresh ginger. If you want to stay true to The Costco Diet, use 1 tsp of dried powdered ginger.