Hawaiian Style Meatloaf

First off, Happy New Year to everyone. Secondly, sorry for such a long period of no recipes. I was under the weather for almost three months. All better now.

Here is a easy and very tasty recipe to start the new year! Put all the meatloaf ingredients in a bowl, mix them together, and bake. It’s that simple.

Here is what you’ll need for the meatloaf:

1 pound very lean ground beef

1 pound ground pork

1 cup original yakitori sauce

1 cup onion, finely chopped

2 eggs

1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup of milk

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Here is what you’ll need for topping the meatloaf:

fresh pineapple slices, if available, otherwise canned will work

2-3 stalks green onion, chopped

more yakitori sauce

Here is what you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the meatloaf ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well by hand. Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Make a loaf shape in the cooking dish, leaving room along the sides lengthwise (see photo).

Shape mixture into a loaf

Shape mixture into a loaf

Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and place pineapple slices on top of meatloaf and drizzle yakitori sauce over meatloaf and pineapple to cover, as desired, then return to oven for 15 minutes. Remove, top with green onion, and serve with steamed rice and vegetable. As they say in Hawaii, “Ono-liscious” very tasty, enjoy!

Finished meatloaf

Finished meatloaf

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Easy Appetizer Meatballs

These are great if you are having a party! Easy, simple, and quick.

What you’ll need:

1 pound of 85% ground hamburger

1/2 cup spicy or original yakitori sauce

1/4 cup bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

cooking oil

other optional items:

red pepper flakes to taste

2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion

What you’ll do:

Combine all ingredients (except cookng oil) in medium-size mixing bowl and hand mix to incorporate the ingredients well. If you’d like them spicier, add red pepper flakes and green onion. Take a pinch of the mixture and roll into approximately quarter sized balls. I made mine into half dollar sized balls which my family said was a little too large for party snacking. At the half dollar-size I made 20 meatballs, so at the smaller size you should have between 30-35. Lay them out on a cookie sheet with wax paper. Take a medium-size skillet and add enough cooking oil to cover the bottom of the pan and heat on medium to medium-high heat. Place about 10 meatballs in at a time and gently turn so that all sides get browned, about 5-6 minutes of cooking time, remove from heat to cool and repeat until all are cooked. Dab with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Enjoy!

Here are the meatballs ready to be fried

Here are the meatballs ready to be fried

Great for a party!

Great for a party!