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Cheat Loaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Cheat Loaf recipe? Learn how to make Cheat Loaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ssheiny

Makes 8 servings



From: http://castirondarling.blogspot.com/2011/01/cheat-loaf.html Note there are a few differences when caloriecount wouldn't recognize the ingredient (like steak sauce)

Recipe Ingredients for Cheat Loaf

1 cup lentils, dry brown
2 medium carrots, grated
1 cup dates, finely diced (I did mine in the food processor)
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 tbs unsalted margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs cumin
2 tbs soy sauce
3 tbs ketchup, steaksauce
1/2 cup pecans, ground
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
3 large eggs
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbs apple cider vinegar

Recipe Directions for Cheat Loaf

  1. First, note that you can do all your chopping in the food processor. You might as well, because you need it anyway to get the lentils the right texture, so if it's already got to be out, you may as well take advantage of it. Do the pecans first, then do the onion, celery, and carrot, and lastly the dates, because they are sticky and you want to minimize the cleaning effort.

  2. Cook your lentils in plenty of boiling water for about 20 minutes, or until they're very soft but not yet mush. Drain them really well and set aside to drain more.

  3. Meanwhile, sautee the onion, carrot, celery, and dates in the butter over medium high heat for 6-8 minutes, until things are getting soft (like the onions) and there isn't a lot of liquid. You should stir a lot to make sure all the liquid gets a chance to evaporate. Add the garlic, cumin, soy sauce, and HP sauce and cook for another minute.

  4. Pulse the lentils in the food processor until they're smooth. Put them in a big bowl. Pulse the cooked vegetables in the food processor until they're smooth. Add them to the lentils in the big bowl. Mix all this well and make sure it's cool enough to not cook eggs.

  5. Add the rest of the ingredients for the loaf to the bowl and mix well. Make a sling with tin foil and put it in the bottom of a loaf pan. Grease the bottom and sides of the pan for easy removal. Spoon in your loaf mixture and cook for 20 minutes at 375F.

  6. While it's cooking, add the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan and cook on low for 5 minutes, until thickened. After your loaf has cooked for its 20 minutes, take it out and slather it with the sauce. Then put the loaf back in the oven for another 20 minutes.

  7. Let it cool for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve as you would normally serve meatloaf! In our house, that means with lots of ketchup.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian, Kosher

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 183.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
458
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.5g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
79mg
26%
Sodium
583mg
24%
Potassium
725mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
77.6g
26%
Dietary Fiber
12.2g
49%
Sugars
26.0g
Protein
14.4g
Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 9% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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