Snow Pea-Sesame Meatloaf

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

This version of the classic dish substitutes scallions for cheese. Serve with Baby Bok Choy with Chile and Garlic.


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced medium (¾ cup)

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 ⅓ cups snow peas, sliced ½ inch thick

  • 1 celery stalk, diced medium (½ cup)

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds ground pork or turkey

  • 6 scallion greens, sliced (1 cup)

  • 1 to 2 slices white sandwich bread, diced medium (1 cup)

  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, snow peas, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and vegetables begin to brown, 5 minutes. Add ginger and sesame oil, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

  2. In a large bowl, combine pork, scallions, bread, and egg. Add vegetable mixture and season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your hands, mix until ingredients are combined. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet; form into a 4-by-10-inch loaf. Bake until meatloaf is cooked through, 40 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Notes

You can substitute ground turkey for the pork, if desired.

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