5 Spice Meatloaf with Apricot Ginger Glaze is a make over of an old classic that’s a delicious kid friendly comfort food dinner! | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

5 spice meatloaf with apricot ginger glaze

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


5 Spice Meatloaf with Apricot Ginger Glaze is a make over of an old classic that’s a delicious kid friendly comfort food dinner!



  • 4 teaspoons avocado oil or organic canola oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped yellow or red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 slices stale multigrain sandwich bread, crust removed
  • ½ cup finely chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder or Szechuan seasoning
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef, preferably 90% lean
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup apricot jam
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar


  1. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium- high heat. Add onion, bell pepper garlic and salt and cook, stirring often until the vegetables are softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  3. Process bread in a food processor fitted with a steel blade attachment until it forms rough crumbs. Add the breadcrumb, scallions, sesame oil and spice to the bowl with the vegetables and stir to combine. Add turkey or beef and egg to the bowl. Gently knead with clean hands until the mixture is fully combined. Pat meatloaf mixture into a long loaf about 12-inches long by 4 ½ inches wide on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Transfer the sheet pan to the oven and cook, until the top is browned, about 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile stir jam, ginger and vinegar together in a small bowl.
  6. Remove meatloaf from oven, and top with the glaze. Return to the oven and bake until an insta-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reaches 165 degrees F, 12 to 15 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


  • Serving Size: 5 ounces
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 417 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 101 mg

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