Thursday, August 20, 2009

vegan mock meatloaf

jen of that pain in the ass vegan and i must have been on the same mock meat vibe, because we both came up meatloaf recipes around the same time (i just took a little longer to get mine posted). i've had a couple of tries at mock meatloaves since becoming vegetarian, but i always forget to write down what i put in it. i finally remembered this time, and luckily, the meatloaf was tasty! it seems really wet in the beginning, but once cooked it firms up nicely and you can easily cut it into pieces.

  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup cooked yellow split peas
  • 1/2 cup cooked green peas
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 2/3 cups short grain brown rice
  • 2 pieces of whole wheat toast
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup hickory bbq sauce
cook lentils, peas and rice according to directions. after the lentils and peas have cooled considerably, pour them into a food processor along with the drained kidney beans and jalapenos. after blending, put the mixture into a large mixing bowl, and add the rest of ingredients (crumble your toast) except for the rice and barbecue sauce. mix thoroughly, and finally add in the rice and bbq sauce as desired. i found the bbq flavour really enriched the flavour, so be sure to add your favourite sauce.

preheat the oven to 375°f. if you like a crispy crust, divide the mixture into to loaf pans. cook both pans for approximately 30 minutes. the result will be less thick, but you'll have a nice proportion of crispy exterior and soft inside. i haven't tried cooking it all in one pan, but i imagine you'll have to extend the cooking time.

i like to serve mine with a trio of dipping condiments (see background of picture). i put one dollop of ketchup, one dollop of mustard, and one dollop of bbq sauce side by side. plus this gives it fancy-pants presentation.

24 comments:

Lauren said...

Yum! I like Mock Meatloff and I never like the real thing. The mock ones have so much more flavor and just feel healthy! :)

Jen said...

yay! i love being on the same wavelength with you. i'll try your version to see if it flies with mr. jewbacca. did you use the magical meatloaf page from vegan lunchbox?

Bianca said...

Damn, I need to make one of ya'll's meatloaves soon! I've been craving a good mock loaf. Yours looks delicious!

jessy said...

it's been far too long since i've made mock meatloaf - and i think i need to make some super soon! yours looks & sounds especially awesome, miss. v.! i loooove split peas and lentils! totally going to use your recipe when we make some! thanks so much!

Mrs. Mandy said...

Hey mama! LOVE the new picture. So pretty!

I have a vegan baking question for you. I'm having pretty good success with my cookies in terms of flavor, but they are spreading and are kind of cakey. I'm looking to make something akin to Alternative Bakery's cookies (high, bumpy, moist yet substantial...). Any ideas? More flour? Wish you could be here, toiling away in the deliciousness with me! xoxo

shellyfish said...

I love making happy-loaves! I almost never follow a recipe (just using what's on hand) but the problem is I can never recreate what I made! I'll have to try yours when the temps drop again!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Ooooh delicious Meat Loaf. That looks so firm and tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe (and remembering to write it down. I have that problem too!).

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds delish, very healthy for sure!

allijag said...

I'm diggin the mock meat loaf. You think it would be bad if I left out the liquid smoke? That stuff creeps me out for some reason (but maybe it's all in my head!) ;)

Adam said...

I've been on this big bean kick lately, and I think that's great as a pseudo meatloaf. The color is even spot on :) You're not missing much in the way of grease anyways.

Great minds think alike, right :)

Mike K said...

I've been craving mock meatloaf recently - must be the unusually chilly weather. This looks like a great recipe for this weekend - thanks!

The Voracious Vegan said...

I love meatloaf and your recipe looks awesome! You've got so many things in there that I just LOVE. Can't wait to try this recipe, your photo looks so tasty and beautiful.

Vegetation said...

Yum! That really looks amazing!! And I LOVE that there's no tofu or TVP or burger crumbles in there!!! I can't wait to give it a try!

iRaw said...

Oh this looks awesome! I've been wanting to make a mockloaf...I'll give this a try! Mmm, smoked paprika is my fav.

Josh said...

this looks really good...maybe even my non vegan wife will give it a try!

DJ Karma said...

It's tricky to get it so it won't fall apart- nice job!

Maya said...

The leftovers would be wonderful in a sandwich :) I always have legumes kicking around the pantry...

Mihl said...

Fabulous! I usually make meatfoafs for paries but way not make one for myself?

East Village Vegan said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've never tried to make a vegetarian meatloaf. How creative!

JennShaggy said...

Haha garden dreams. That's hilarious. I actually pictured you wandering through the garden and being scared shitless by a crazy tomato.

Shoot me an e-mail at veganizeit@gmail.com and I'll get you the caesar recipe.

Tasha said...

Can't wait to try this recipe!
I have something on my blog for you =)

Katie said...

Haha, I totally agree about Whole Foods being kinda pricey. Trader Joe's is much more reasonable, but they don't have all of the goodies that Whole Foods has! :)

Oh, and I can't wait to try some more V'Con recipes! I also want to try those SmartDogs, but maybe not in "Diablo" style. I may die from a heat stroke. Haha :P

Debra said...

yummy! I am coming back to make this one!

lynnr said...

Can't wait to try this; I've been looking for a "mock" meatloaf recipe and this sounds yummy! My local vegan deli sells a loaf that is to die for and I've been desperate to produce one at home that equals it. Thanks!