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Jul 1, 2008 07:42 AM

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 - 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.

        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.

            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!