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Veggie "Meat"loaf???

Does anyone have a recipe for a vegetarian meatloaf? I had one at a retaurant the other day with wheat berries, mushroom and I'm not sure what else, but it was delish! I'd love to do something like that at home. Please let me know if you have suggestions, ideas, or (even better!) an actual recipe.


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  1. I really like the recipe for a Carrot-Lentil Loaf posted on myrecipes.com - very tasty (and freezes well). I like to add half the onions right before baking to add texture. I suggest adding fresh parmesan either before baking or after.


    1. This might be a little too basic but i made it a couple of times and really enjoyed it. Could likely work as a base for you to customize. I know I've made some changes to the recipe, but don't remember them all - I think I used some mustard, used 1/2 salsa and 1/2 bbq sauce and varied the veggies according to what I had/wanted. Second time I used it I baked in muffin tins to freeze for lunches. My meat-eating significant other loved it both times.

      * 2 cups water
      * 1 teaspoon salt
      * 1 cup lentils
      * 1 small red onion, diced
      * 1/4 cup celery, chopped
      * 1/4 cup shredded carrot
      * 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
      * 1/4 cup slivered almond
      * 1 cup quick-cooking oats
      * 3/4 cup grated cheese
      * 1 egg, beaten
      * 4 1/2 ounces salsa (or BBQ sauce)
      * 1 tablespoon dried parsley
      * 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
      * 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
      * 1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
      * 1 teaspoon mustard
      * black pepper, to taste
      * paprika, to taste
      * chili powder, to taste

      Add salt to water and boil in a saucepan. Add lentils and simmer covered 25-30 minutes, until lentils are soft and most of water is evaporated. Or, use canned lentils and omit this step.Remove from fire.

      Drain and partially mash lentils. Scrape into mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly

      Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil. Stir in onion, carrots, green pepper, almonds celery, oats and cheese until mixed.

      Add egg, salsa, garlic, parsley, seasoning salt, pepper, paprika and chili powder. Mix well.

      Spoon into pan that has been generously sprayed with Pam. Smooth top with back of spoon.
      Bake at 350 degrees for 30- 45 minutes until top of loaf is dry, firm and golden brown.
      Sprinkle cheese on top and cook until melted.

      1. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Vegetari...
        that's my favorite, although it does use veg ground beef products. You might also look at this:


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          1. re: lgss

            you know, like Morningstar crumbles?

            1. re: lgss

              I think callmijane is referring to products like Yves Veggie Cuisine Veggie "Ground Round" - it mimics ground beef but it's a soy product...takes on the flavour of whatever it's cooked with. We use it as a low-fat high protein option in chili and pasta sauces. http://www.yvesveggie.com/products/de...

            1. mine is a similar reccomendation as alexajord's - a lentil loaf...

              i am trying this one this weekend, it came highly reccomended by a friend.

              let us know how your loaf turns out!

              1. I've made a veggie meat loaf from a recipe found in ex's vegetarian cookbook. As he's an ex, I don't have access to the recipe anymore and don't remember what book it was from. But it had these ingredients, I think. I'm doing this totally from memory from many years ago so there may be a few items missing:

                chopped carrots
                chopped onions
                chopped celery
                white beans
                black beans
                kidney beans
                bread crumbs
                salt, pepper
                grated Cheddar cheese

                I'm probably missing a few seasonings. But I used to bring it for lunch when I was in grad school, and it was a hit. I hardly ate any because my friends would eat it all!

                1. I make a vegetarian lentil loaf that has been a hit with anyone to whom I've served some.

                  Cook lentils- about 1 cup dry. While the lentils are cooking, prepare a tomato sauce from a six-ounce can of tomato paste, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of sugar or brown rice syrup, and a splash of chili sauce.

                  Drain half a block of extra firm tofu, crumble it into a mixing bowl, and then mash it with a potato/avocado masher. Add a cup of rolled oats, three tablespoons corn meal or polenta, a handful each of chopped onion, mushroom, red and green bell pepper, a clove or two of finely minced garlic, a splash of Bragg's or tamari, one tablespoon balsamic vinegar, two tablespoons olive oil, a pinch each of ground cumin, mustard powder, paprika, chili powder and thyme, and one tablespoon of the tomato sauce.

                  Stir in the lentils and mix everything well. Pack into a prepared loaf pan and bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and spread tomato sauce over top, then return to oven and bake for an additional 10-20 minutes, until the loaf pulls away from the sides of the pan.


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                  1. re: opehlia payne

                    Forgive me for being vague but it is sort of the way I cook, I use 1 bag of Morningstar crumblers to about 1/2 tube of the fake burger meat that is sold at Stop & Shop in the refrigerated dairy section I think it is Smartfoods but I could be wrong. mix in sauted onions and garlic, breadcrumbs and a beaten egg, ketchup and form into a loaf bake at 350 for about an hour. My girlfriend who is a vegetarian loves it.