Korean meatloaf with gochugang glaze in pan from above.
korean meatloaf with gochujang glaze
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins

Korean meatloaf with gochujang glaze brings big Korean flavours to a blue plate family favourite.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 6
Author: romain | glebekitchen
Korean meatloaf
  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large onion - finely diced
  • 8 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 2 tbsp gochujang
  • 5 green onions - minced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs - lightly beaten to combine
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
Gochujang glaze
  • 3 tbsp apricot jam
  • 2 tbsp gochujang
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F.

  2. Film a pan with the vegetable oil. Add the minced onions and cook slowly until translucent. This takes about 10 minutes. 

  3. Add the garlic to onions and cook another 2 minutes. Remove the onion mixture from the heat, transfer to a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool.

  4. Combine the cooled onion mixture with the minced green onion, gochujang, eggs and kosher salt. Stir to combine thoroughly.

  5. Put the ground pork and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Add the onion gochujang mixture and mix gently. You want it evenly red. You don't want it packed into a brick. A light hand is what you are looking for here. 

  6. Transfer the meatloaf mix to a 9.5 inch by 5 inch loaf pan (or free form it on a cookie sheet - your call).

  7. Place the meatloaf in the oven. Cook until you get to an internal temperature of 140F, about 40 minutes. Pros use instant read thermometers. You should too.

  8. While the meatloaf cooks make the glaze. Combine all the ingredients and stir thoroughly.

  9. When the meatloaf reaches 140F remove it from the oven and spoon the glaze overtop evenly. 

  10. Return the glazed meatloaf to the oven and cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 160F. This takes somewhere around 10-15 minutes. Try not to overshoot. Overcooked meatloaf is dry meatloaf. Nobody likes that. Serve with mustard pickled onions.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is adapted from KFood by Da-hae and Gareth West. If you are getting into Korean food, KFood is a super interesting take on it.