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Teriyaki Meatloaf

A sweet and tangy twist on a classic recipe, this teriyaki meatloaf is tender, juicy, and full of umami flavor. It comes together with simple pantry staples and pairs with all your favorite sides for an easy weeknight meal! 

sliced teriyaki meatloaf garnished with scallions
\Teriyaki meatloaf is a tangy & delicious take on classic beef meatloaf recipes.

What Is Teriyaki Meatloaf? 

If you’ve never had a teriyaki meatloaf, prepare for your mind to be blown! Unlike other Asian fusion recipes such as orange chicken chicken with teriyaki sauce, or Asian burgers which have an air of sophistication due to their polished presentations, teriyaki Asian meatloaf is paired-down comfort food. There’s no fluff, no fancy ingredients, nor complicated steps. It’s just good, simple grub. Prepared and baked like a traditional beef meatloaf recipe, teriyaki meatloaf is infused with the sweet and tangy flavors of teriyaki for a taste that is truly unique and utterly addicting.

Why This Asian Meatloaf Works:

  • It’s quick to toss together and makes a lot so you can easily feed the whole clan. 
  • Leftovers keep well for easy packed lunches or quick dinners the next day. 
  • Thanks to the use of teriyaki sauce, the flavor is both savory and sweet to satisfy all your tastebuds. 
  • Made with just a handful of pantry staples, this Asian meatloaf recipe is budget-friendly so you can fill your belly without breaking the bank. 
sliced pieces of teriyaki meatloaf
This beef meatloaf recipe is infused with sweet teriyaki and baked to juicy perfection.

Key Ingredients

To save time, you could use a pre-made teriyaki sauce. However, it’s super simple to whip up on your own, and doing so allows you to control the flavors of your meatloaf. 

  • Light soy sauce and white sugar form the base of the teriyaki sauce, and ground ginger and a pinch of black pepper are added for a bit of kick. 
  • Following traditional beef meatloaf recipes, we include lean ground beef as the main protein source for this dish. 
  • Bread pieces are mixed in with the piece for a soft and tender texture.
  • Eggs are added along with milk to help combine all of the ingredients and provide structure, holding the meatloaf together. 
  • Plenty of flavor is what makes this Asian meatloaf stand out! White onion and minced garlic are included to enhance the taste of the beef and compliment the sweetness of the dish with a savory twist. 
sliced teriyaki meatloaf on a white platter
Serve teriyaki meatloaf warm with a side of rice or potatoes.

Teriyaki Meatloaf
Commonly Asked Questions

How do you keep meatloaf together? 

The secret to keeping your meatloaf from falling apart is in the binder. It might be tempting to skip the eggs or reduce the milk but trust us; they’re important! Also, be careful not to overcook your meatloaf as doing so will cause it to dry out and fall apart. 

Can I make this Asian meatloaf ahead of time? 

Yes! When stored in an airtight container, this teriyaki beef meatloaf recipe will stay fresh in the fridge for 4-5 days or freezer for 3-4 months. It’s perfect for meal prep.

What goes well with this teriyaki beef meatloaf recipe? 

Honestly, this recipe tastes incredible with everything! However, our favorite way to serve it is with Asian sticky rice or coconut rice and a side of veggies such as roasted brussels sprouts or air fryer broccoli

Also Try Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

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sliced teriyaki meatloaf on a white platter

Teriyaki Meatloaf

5 from 8 ratings
A sweet and tangy twist on a classic recipe, this teriyaki meatloaf is tender, juicy, and full of umami flavor. It comes together with simple pantry staples and pairs with all your favorite sides for an easy weeknight meal!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amy Dong


For the Sauce:

For the Meatloaf:

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 slices bread, torn into small pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  • Set oven to 350F, with rack on middle or lower middle position.
  • Mix together sauce ingredients with whisk until incorporated. Set aside. Mix together all meatloaf ingredients. Stir in the sauce, reserving 1/3 cup for later. Mix thoroughly.
  • Press mixture into large loaf pan or shape your own loaf in a 13×9 pan. If using loaf pan, be sure to have a large pan underneath to catch spillage. Pour remaining sauce over top of meatloaf evenly. Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours or until meat is cooked through.
  • Slice and serve with your favorite rice.



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Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian American
Method: Oven

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Recipe Rating


    • Priscilla
    • 5 stars

    This is a great recipe. Did not have light soy sauce so diluted 1/2 cup regular soy sauce by adding 1/4 cup water to make 3/4. Very few recipes are hit first time out but this hits the mark. Perfectly balanced flavors.

      • Amy Dong

      Yay, great job, Priscilla!! 🙂

    • Keri
    • 5 stars

    This is a great, creative take on traditional meatloaf. Was so yummy!

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