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January 31, 2007

Meatless "Meat"loaf

Meatless "Meat"loaf

Since I started my no meat in January test I started thinking of ways to take "classic" meals that have meat in them and transform them into veggie versions that make you never miss the meat! Actually I've been doing this over the past few years when I started avoiding red meat, given it makes me sick to my stomach. Meatloaf was one dish that I had never tried to adapt though. Given the main ingredient of meatloaf is well, meat, the idea was a bit daunting, but I'm never one to be persuaded when I put my mind to something.

I started scouring the internet to see what was out there. I found rice versions and lentil versions and though they looked delicious, they just weren't what I was looking for. Then I came across Gimme Lean Ground Beef Style and decided that it would be the perfect for a "meat" loaf and I was right...It worked like a charm!

What You'll Need:
2 packages of Gimme Lean Ground Beef Style
2 eggs (If you want to veganize this you could substitute egg replacer)
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 cup of organic ketchup, divided
1 pinch of sea salt
1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Mix GLGBS, eggs, oats, bell pepper, red onion, 1/2 cup of ketchup, sea salt and black pepper with your hands until completely incorporated. (You've got to get your hands dirty to make a little comfort food!) Place mixture into a loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and spread out/flatten to form a loaf. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of ketchup and baked for 30-35 minutes until browned on top.

Serve immediately.

Makes about 8 servings.

Note: I actually halved this recipe and made two mini meat loaves. I had one for dinner last night and froze the other one for later.

Posted by Dianne at January 31, 2007 2:23 PM

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Comments

that sounds really good! Your whole website is really simple, with yummy looking dishes especially those brownies,cookies,and E clairs!!

Posted by: Nadia at September 4, 2009 8:43 PM

Thanks Nadia!

Posted by: Dianne at September 8, 2009 1:46 PM

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