For Osechi Matsukazeyaki Japanese-Style Meat Loaf

For Osechi Matsukazeyaki Japanese-Style Meat Loaf

You can make this Japanese-style meat loaf very easily in a food processor. It may be a standard osechi dish but also makes a fantastic everyday side dish too.

Ingredients: one 15 x 12 x 2 cm loaf

Chicken thigh mince
300 g
★Soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
★Red miso
1 teaspoon
1/2 tablespoon
☆Cake flour
1/2 tablespoon
as needed
Poppy seeds
as needed
to taste


1. Combine the ground meat and the ★ ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the meat to a frying pan, cook until browned, then blend in the food processor.
2. Mix the rest of the mince mixture with the cooked mince from Step 1 and ☆ ingredients, then pack it tightly into a tray that's been greased with a thin layer of oil. Even out the surface.
3. Bake the meat loaf in an oven at 180°C for 15 minutes. Take the tray out of the oven, brush some mirin over the top of the meat and sprinkle over some poppy seeds. Bake the meat loaf for a further 5-6 minutes.
4. Once the meat loaf has cooled, remove it from the tray, and cut it into fan shapes if you plan to use it for osechi. If not, slice it into whatever size you like.
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Story Behind this Recipe

This is a New Year's recipe that my mother taught me.