Introduction: Teriyaki Meatloaf

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I am visiting my daughter and her husband and because he works a lot of overtime and she is going to school, I have volunteered to do all the cooking. My son-in-law does not like change, making it a real challenge to modify recipes, especially his favorite ones. This recipe was inspired by the recent contest here. 

My son-in-law's favorite meatloaf," has been modified by adding sprouted grain bread crumbs instead of regular, parsley, and fresh vegetables instead of canned tomatoes , vegetable broth instead of milk, and a low ingredient teriyaki sauce instead of using a mixture of three different condiments and sugar. I wanted to make the recipe with more whole foods using less processed ingredients. Follow through to see if it passed his taste test.

Step 1: Ingredients and Utensils

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Please note that this recipe calls for lean ground beef. I made a grocery list for my son-in-law and he did not buy lean ground beef which surprised me, because he always buys the lean. You will have much better results using lean ground beef because it will shrink less making a beautiful loaf.


1 Pound lean ground beef
1 Beaten egg
1 Slice of Sprouted Grain Bread broken into small pieces
1-2 stalks of celery finely chopped
1 Bell Pepper chopped
1 Bunch of small green onions with tops chopped
1/2 Cup chopped parsley
Teriyaki sauce I used Tastefully Simple yum!
Whole sesame seeds
Himalayan Pink Salt , sea salt, or regular salt
1/2 cup vegetable broth ( I make my own by reserving the broth when I cook vegetables and freeze it. )
I used three small loaf pans but 1 regular size will be fine if you don't have the small ones. You will need to add more time when you bake the larger loaf.
Bake 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to one hour

Step 2: Preparing

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Preparing the ingredients:

Clean, chop, and dice vegetables ( I used a little over 1/2 level cup of each of the vegetables)
Beat egg slightly
Break bread into small pieces

Step 3: Add Ingredients

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Add the ingredients to the hamburger:

Place the hamburger into a bowl and break it up a bit.
Add all the vegetables reserving 1-2 tablespoons of the celery, onions, and bell peppers for the garnish.
Add egg to the mixture.
Add salt and mix well.

Step 4: Form Into Loaves

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Form the loaves:

Oil the pans
Form into individual loaves as shown ( makes 1 large or 3 small )
Top lightly with Teriyaki sauce

Step 5: Bake

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Bake the loaves:

Bake loaves at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to one hour.
5 minutes before the meatloaf is done, warm the teriyaki sauce in the microwave or on top of the stove.
Drizzle a little sauce over the tops of the meatloaf.
Sprinkle tops with sesame seeds.
Top the meatloaf with the fresh celery, onions, and bell pepper.
Serve hot

Step 6: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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I was very surprised my son-in-law gave it two thumbs up. We tease him because he has a lot of rules to making food. We are trying to help him reduce the amount of carbs and fat  because his blood sugar is too high.I recently posted a vegetarian meatloaf that passed his taste test using his favorite meatloaf recipe also! I just might go for three. 

I wish to thank Instructables, our sponsors, contributors, and all my visitors for making this a great place to share. Thanks for stopping by and do have a great week!



Shine6 (author)2015-11-27

nice work

quickpost (author)2015-10-10

too good

packersmoversdelhi (author)2015-02-28

Ohhh Yum Yum Yummyyyyyyyyy

BrianDean (author)2015-01-01


sunshiine (author)BrianDean2015-02-23

It was thanks so much for commenting! I hope your day is amazing~


davis31 (author)2014-12-19


sunshiine (author)davis312015-02-23

Sorry for not replying sooner but thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day.


galiliosharma (author)2015-02-22


sunshiine (author)galiliosharma2015-02-23

Thank you so much! My favorite one ever. So tasty. I hope your day is amazing.


olivia11 (author)2015-01-14


sunshiine (author)olivia112015-02-17


manishamalhotra (author)2015-01-06

Thanks for this

Thank you for taking a peek! Hope your day shines!

rose124 (author)2014-12-04


sunshiine (author)rose1242014-12-05

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope your day shines!

BARNABASSABA (author)2014-05-24

Congratulations Sunshine On ur Win.. and it look so Delicious

sunshiine (author)BARNABASSABA2014-05-24

Thanks so much! It is very good. I make it a lot. Thanks for stopping by and do have a splendorous weekend!

faiza007 (author)2014-02-25

congratulations sunshiine..! :D

sunshiine (author)faiza0072014-02-25

Thanks so much! Congrats to you also! I look forward to seeing more of your entries! Have a lovely night!

faiza007 (author)sunshiine2014-02-26

thanks a lot..! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-02-25

Congratulations on winning sunshiine :)

Thanks Tarun! I will try out that rolling pin! Have a nice evening!

faiza007 (author)2014-02-21

congratulations on being a finalist sunshiine..! :D

sunshiine (author)faiza0072014-02-22

Thanks faiza007. I wish you the best as well!


mkvadvantage (author)2014-02-05

Awesome meat loaf - a moist savoury treat! Thank you!

sunshiine (author)mkvadvantage2014-02-06

thank you for stopping by and do have a great week!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-01-30

they look sooo delicious! I'd grab one out of the screen right now if it was possible :)

It will be added to the cookbook I am making for my son-in-law. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

sunshiine (author)sunshiine2014-02-01


You're welcome! and congrats on making in it to the finals of healthy food contest :)

rtauroa (author)2014-01-29

Yummo thanks for sharing

sunshiine (author)rtauroa2014-01-29

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-01-28

Super yummmmmmmmmy :]

Thanks for stopping by Tarun have a great day!


Mr_Liss (author)2014-01-27

What a great recipe! I loathe ketchup, which rules out 99.9% of meatloaf recipes for me. Vive la difference. Why should there be any shame in being picky when you have some influence over the menu? It's not bad to have standards! Evidently if he married into your family and cares what he eats, he too has some standards. I will make this with ground turkey.

sunshiine (author)Mr_Liss2014-01-27

Thanks for sharing. I totally agree with you about everyone having standards. My daughter and I tease him because he says he does not like certain things, or so he says . . . He says he does not like celery so I have never put it in the food I cook for him, UNTIL one day I was making his meatloaf and he asked me to put celery in it. I did not question him so I added a little bit of celery and he asked for more. I added more and he requested even more. At this point I said I thought he did not like celery and he said he didn't but in some things he does like it. I have been trying to make healthier foods for him because his blood sugar is way too high. Unfortunately he loves his carbs. It has been a challenge to create recipes he likes that is better for him and satisfy the carb cravings but it has been a lot of fun. I hope you find the recipe satisfying and delicious! Have a beautiful day!


Mr_Liss (author)sunshiine2014-01-27

I cut out a lot of carbs from my diet by starting most every breakfast with a crustless quiche with a ton of veggies (spinach, mushrooms, onion, sometimes green pepper or sun dried tomatoes) in it. I don't get hungry until later in the afternoon. I didn't normally eat veggies at breakfast but this is for me a palatable way to fit more in. It has lots of eggs and cheese but my blood chemistry is fine. Being a bachelor with a limited attention span for cooking, I make it once a week and microwave it most days. The recipe called for butter but I use olive oil or canola. Another carb reduction change that I think helps is instead of eating chips or other junk, I eat a measured quantity of tree nuts, not peanuts, instead. I like peanuts but tree nuts are better. I think nuts are a great emergency food to have in the car so that one is never tempted to pull into a drive-thru. On a recent road trip I stopped at McPuke's to get a coffee and the smell brought to mind canned dog food! I had the power to resist. Got my coffee and left without regrets. Your son in law is lucky to have you on his side. Cheers.

sunshiine (author)Mr_Liss2014-01-27

Thanks so much for sharing. Actually we are very fortunate to have him! We all love him so much. Thanks for the suggestions. He does keep nuts on hand, pecans and walnuts. His problem is he loves everything that is X high in carbs and junk food. My daughter finally talked him into giving up white bread. I am putting together a cookbook for him with fast easy, good food that he will eat and enjoy. He does most of the cooking because my daughter cooks with limited ingredients to stay healthy. Cudos to you for changing your diet to be more healthy! Have a splendorous week!


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