Thai Turkey Meatloaf is a really fun spin on the classic comfort food. Turkey offers a healthy spin, combined with flavorful soy sauce (or Tamari if gluten-free), sesame oil and ginger. My husband, David, maintains a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. This dish is perfect for him because it uses cooked Jasmine rice instead of breadcrumbs.
The best part of this meatloaf, in my opinion, is the sweet and spicy glaze. It’s a delicious combination of brown sugar, ketchup, and the extremely popular Sriracha sauce. I could drink this glaze…. Seriously..
So, to make this meatloaf, I use Tamari for David’s GF diet.
Mix up the ground turkey, minced garlic, chopped green onions, grated ginger, Tamari, sesame oil, 2 eggs, and 1 1/2 cups of COOKED Jasmine rice.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with some non-stick cooking spray (trust me).
Place meatloaf mixture on the baking sheet and shape it into a loaf.
Bake this at 375ºF for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix up the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
After the meatloaf has baked for 30 minutes, spread 1/2 of the glaze over the top of the meatloaf and return it to the oven for 30 more minutes.
Finally, pour the last half of the glaze over the meatloaf and bake for 15 minutes longer.
See all the black? That’s the the glaze that dripped off the sides of the meatloaf, and the reason why we lined the baking sheet with foil and sprayed it with non-stick cooking spray!
To serve, I like to garnish my meatloaf with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
Gluten Free Thai Turkey Meatloaf
- 2 lbs. ground turkey
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3-4 whole green onions, chopped
- 2 inches fresh ginger, grated
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce or Gluten Free Tamari
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1.5 cups cooked jasmine rice
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 2 Tbsp sriracha sauce
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
Place the ground turkey in a large bowl. Slice the green onions and mince the garlic. Add the onion and garlic to the bowl along with the soy sauce and sesame oil. Peel the ginger and grate it directly into the bowl using a fine cheese grater. Mix everything together well.
Add the eggs and cooked jasmine rice (white rice will work in a pinch). Mix everything together thoroughly. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Place the meat mixture onto the baking sheet and shape it into a loaf.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Once preheated, place the loaf inside and bake for 30 minutes. While the loaf is baking, mix together the sriracha glaze. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, ketchup, sriracha, and rice vinegar.
After it has baked 30 minutes, remove the loaf from the oven and spoon half of the sriracha glaze over top. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Spoon the remaining glaze over top and bake for a final 15 minutes. A meat thermometer placed in the center of the loaf should read 160ºF.
Allow the loaf to rest for ten minutes before slicing.