Friday, 1 February 2013

Sriracha and Honey Glazed Meatloaf

sriracha honey glazed meatloaf
Glazed Meatloaf
We've done Sriracha Burgers, now it's was time to add a little red sauce magic to a Meatloaf, it didn't disappoint. Meatloaf has to be one of the easiest meals to make, mix, bung in a dish and cook, it's a wonderful slab of meaty goodness that can take on whatever flavours you give it. All prepped and cooked in under an hour, it's a hearty meal that anyone can make.

I wanted full on flavour, heat, sweetness, woody earthy tones from the herbs, something that the taste buds could really have fun with. I also wanted a little creaminess, a soft texture that would balance the dense meaty chunk, for that I used Gouda in the middle of the loaf. I love a good cheese ooze.

For 2 people as a main meal.

Meatloaf Ingredients:

400g Pork Mince
1 Tablespoon Clear Honey
2 1/2 Tablespoons Siracha
1 Level Tablespoon Dried Thyme
1 Level Tablespoon Dried Sage
1 Level Teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 Small Onion
80g Gouda

Meatloaf Glaze Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Clear Honey
1 Teaspoon Sriracha

portion of sriracha meatloaf with butternut squash fries
Meatloaf Slab With Butternut Squash
Directions:
  • Preheat your oven to 180C
  • Put the pork mince into a bowl or container
pork mince
Homemade Pork Mince
  • Add the honey, sriracha, thyme, sage, garlic salt and mix
seasoned pork mince
Flavour Building
  • Peel and finely chop the onion
  • Add the onion to the meatloaf ingredients and mix thoroughly
seasoned pork mince with onion
Meatloaf Mixture
  • Cut the gouda into thick strips, it need to meet each end of the cooking dish
  • Place enough meatloaf mix to cover the bottom of the dish and lay the gouda on top
building the meatloaf
Cheese Center
  • Cover with the remaining meatloaf mix
raw meatloaf
So Easy
  • Put into the preheated oven for 45 minutes
  • While the meatloaf is cooking put the honey and sriracha into a small bowl or container and mix together to make the glaze
honey sriracha glaze
Sticky, Hot Glaze
  • When the meatloaf has 10 minutes cooking time left remove it from the oven and brush the glaze over it
  • Return to the oven for the remaining cooking time
glazed meatloaf
Glazed Meatloaf
  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes then remove from the dish 
  • Slice into portions
meatloaf slices
Meatloaf Slices
  • Pour any remaining cooking juices over the meatloaf and serve with desired accompaniments
It would have sliced cleaner had I let it rest for longer but hey, I was hungry!

Cooking doesn't get much more simple than this but it's a great meal full of flavour that can be eaten hot or cold. You can put this together before you need it, keep it in the fridge or the freezer for defrosting when you want it then just pop into the oven.

If you want real hotness I suggest using more Sriracha than I have here. For me this had a kick for The Glutenite it was hot, if you're a chillihead you will definitely want more Sriracha involved.

And so to the weekend!

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