Vegetarian Meatloaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Vegetarian Meatloaf recipe? Learn how to make Vegetarian Meatloaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mocolvin

Makes 6 servings



A good vegetarian "meatloaf" with suggested variations.

Recipe Ingredients for Vegetarian Meatloaf

2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup lentils
1 small onion, diced
1 cup quick-cooking oat
3/4 cup grated cheese (cheddar, swiss, jack or american)
1 egg, beaten
4 1/2 ounces tomato sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe Directions for Vegetarian Meatloaf

  1. Add salt to water and boil in a saucepan.

  2. Add lentils and simmer covered 25-30 minutes, until lentils are soft and most of water is evaporated.

  3. Remove from fire.

  4. Drain and partially mash lentils.

  5. Scrape into mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.

  6. Stir in onion, oats and cheese until mixed.

  7. Add egg, tomato sauce, garlic, basil, parsley, seasoning salt and pepper.

  8. Mix well.

  9. Spoon into loaf pan that has been generously sprayed with Pam (non-stick cooking spray) or well-greased.

  10. Smooth top with back of spoon.

  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30- 45 minutes until top of loaf is dry, firm and golden brown.

  12. Cool in pan on rack for about 10 minutes.

  13. Run a sharp knife around edges of pan then turn out loaf onto serving platter.

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  15. I made this but changed a few things. Instead of using dried lentils I used two cans of 15oz pre-cooked lentils and proceeded to step 6 in the recipe. I used 2 eggs and onion powder instead of onions since my daughter does not like to see onions in her food. I cooked it in a cast iron bread pan for exactly 45 minutes and it turned out perfect! It was moist and held it's shape nicely. My daughter drizzled hers with barbecue sauce and I just ate it plain. It is also good cold for breakfast the next morning.

  16. I substituted the garlic powder for minced garlic, and also added a dash of Kitchen Bouquet, a dash of Gourmet Pepper Seasoning and a dash of Tabasco to the mix. In the last 10 minutes of baking, I basted the top with some brown sugar BBQ sauce for a traditional 'meat loaf' feel. It doesn't really taste like Meatloaf per se, but I think it's better. It is extremely filling and a little goes a long way.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 181.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
244
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.7g
10%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Sodium
797mg
33%
Potassium
477mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
31.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
11.8g
47%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
15.0g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 14% Iron 19%
* 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
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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