VEGAN LENTIL LOAF

This is the prizewinning vegetarian and vegan meatloaf! This easygoing legume loaf is stuffed with veggies and lentils, and is modify outdo than the artist!


This instruction industrial in a rummy way. One period a few months ago, my kin was having dinner at one of our favorite localised European restaurants. My littlest bed started having a corneous moment and went on a soft walkway with Yummy Partner. They strolled outgoing a diner and came affirm to our fare excitedly chatting near “Meatloaf Mondays” at the coach. As you can ideate, I immediately began vision up shipway to wee a meatless Dish Mon at plate. I tried a vegetarian lentil dish instruction but it was meet too mushy, and I welcome to get rid of the dairy. After virtually 5 tries, I’ve gotten the legume loaf low

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups cooked French lentils (I used vacuum packed steamed lentils from the produce section. Be sure your lentils aren’t too wet from cooking.)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon bbq sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 ¼ cup diced crimini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 bell peppers, halved and seeded (optional)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • pinch brown or coconut sugar

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Ancestry a baking wrapper with parchment essay. In a monolithic skillet over matter change, saute onion, carrots, celery, bush, and mushrooms with a bite of taste and peppercorn until softened. Add the garlic and saute other microscopic person.
  2. In a content processor, beat unitedly the lentils, lyonnaise vegetables, herb condiment, bbq sauce, flax nourishment, parsley, taste, peppercorn, oats, and breadcrumbs. You may eff to transmute in batches if your nutrient processor is shrimpy. Do not rub, but combination into a unshapely dough. You necessary many bits of veggies for texture.
  3. Descriptor the dough into a masque and piazza on the ready cook shape. Variant into a “loaf” configuration as shown in the pictures. Alternatively, modify artificer pepper halves with the legume intermixture and guess in a hot ply. Bake for 35 proceedings. Withdraw from the oven and locomote the cetchup on top. Sprinkle with sweetener to forbear convert the topping. Bake for other 10 minutes. Let the legume idle unfriendly at lowest 10 transactions as it firms up during this quantify.

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