Recipe courtesy of Robert "Chef Bobo" Surles

Turkey Meatloaf with Korean Flavors

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 tablespoons sesame seeds

3 pounds ground turkey

1 cup chopped scallions

3 tablespoons minced garlic

3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger

1/2 cup sesame oil

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Fine sea salt

Dipping Sauce:

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1/2 cup chopped scallions

1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup sesame oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toast sesame seeds until golden in a hot dry nonstick skillet. Set aside to cool. Mix the ground turkey with the remaining ingredients in a medium size bowl, add 2 tablespoons sesame seeds. Form a small meatball sized patty and saute on stove top; taste and adjust spices and herbs. Make a loaf out of the meatloaf mixture, season with salt and pepper. Prepare a roasting pan by spraying with cooking spray. Place the meatloaf in the roasting pan and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from oven and allow the meatloaf to sit for 15 minutes to absorb all the juices and flavors.
  3. While the meatloaf is sitting combine the ingredients (including the remaining 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds) for the dipping sauce and whisk to combine all the flavors and to dissolve the honey.
  4. Slice the meatloaf into 1-inch slices and drizzle the dipping sauce over it.