We had a little bit of leftover marinated ground chicken and pork from our homemade dumplings. While we were folding our dumplings, Noah kept complaining about the inefficiency of the dumpling making process and really wanted to make one giant dumpling – I suppose that would sort of be like a Chinese pot pie? The other idea he had was to make a Chinese meatloaf, so with the leftover meat, I let him have at it.
Chinese Meatloaf (using leftover dumpling meat)
1. To the dumpling meat, Noah added eggs and breadcrumbs. Then he put it into an oven safe bowl (we used a small pyrex storage bowl) and baked it at 350 degrees for 30 mins.
2. Combine ketchup and teriyaki sauce. Cut the meat into slices and serve with the sauce on top. Garnish with cilantro.
Result: Pretty good! I was actually extremely scared of this dinner, but pleasantly surprised. The sauce was genius and really made this dish. Not something I would make from scratch, but if we ever have leftover dumpling meat, I just might make this!