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Vegan meatloaf, a recipe full of flavor. This lentil meatloaf with black beans, mushrooms and oatmeal, doesn’t just taste good for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it is also quickly prepared for whenever you crave a meatloaf.
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Do you not have any ideas to serve for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Or any other time of the year for that matter? And are you looking for a special delicious meal and you would like to cook for yourself?
Then you will certainly like this vegan meatloaf. I love not only the consistency of the loaf, but also the authentic taste thanks to a great spice and herb combination. The gluten-free meatloaf uses no seitan, soy granules, or tofu and you do not have to worry about nuts.
What do I need for the vegan meatloaf?
Here is a small overview what you need for the vegan meatloaf. Do not let the ingredient list unsettle you. This meatloaf is prepared in no time.
- Black beans (drain)
- Garlic cloves
- Oatmeal flour
- Dijon mustard
- Soy sauce
- Marmite (optional)
- Liquid smoke
- Pepper, ground white
- Juniper berry
- Bay leaf
How is the meatloaf prepared?
This meatloaf is prepared relatively quickly. While the lentils cook for about 10-15 minutes, they should still be firm, you can cut the mushrooms, onions, as well as garlic and carrots into small pieces for the vegan meatloaf.
I prefer to use my chopper for that. Here you can decide if you would like coarser pieces as in the photo or cut it super fine as on this.
Next, you take the beans and lentils and pound them with a potato masher or you can use a food processor.
Now mix all the spices with the liquids in an extra bowl and taste them.
The taste will still go through the baking of the Christmas loaf.
Mix all ingredients together and you will get a somewhat sticky consistency.
Which sauce goes well with this vegetarian meatloaf?
Are you also a great sauce lover and would you rather eat sauce with a side of food instead of food with a side of sauce? You will definitely love this gravy. I would put my hand in a fire for it. It’s really the best gravy I’ve ever had.
Where does all the protein in the meatloaf come from?
Have you ever been confronted with the question: where do you get your protein from? Then you have found the answer now. With this veganized meatloaf, you have a decent protein source.
- 100g black beans contain about 22g of protein.
- Lentils contain at least 9g per 100g.
- And oatmeal is still full of 13g per 100g.
- Mushrooms are also good with 3g protein.
Thus, you have with just these ingredients a protein content of 105 grams for the meatloaf. Whereas a classic meatloaf made from grounded meat has around 85 g of protein. If you are not vegan but you want a protein rich meal, than try this out!
When should I prepare the meatloaf?
This meatless meatloaf gets firmer over time. You can prepare the meatloaf a few days earlier and then just bake it on the day. For example, you can then spend Christmas with your family instead of spending precious time in the kitchen . If you prefer a soft roast, you can make it the same day.
How should I store the meatloaf?
The best way to keep the roast is in a sealed box in the fridge or freezer. The loaf holds in the fridge for a couple days and in a freezer for a couple months.
How do I serve vegan meatloaf?
- You can serve the meatloaf with classic gravy, red cabbage and mashed potatoes
- Serve the vegan meatloaf with green bean casseroles, roasted carrots and brussel sprouts.
- Look at the recipes in my holiday menu.
What can I do with leftover meatloaf?
- On the one hand you can serve the leftovers as mentioned above.
- Slice and fry each side and serve on sandwiches. This is also great with my quick garlic sauce. This meatloaf sandwich makes for a quick lunch.
- Stuff vegetables with the leftovers and bake.
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Have you tried the recipe?
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