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Vegan Meatless Meatloaf

Vegan Meatless Meatloaf

Welcome to my Vegan Meatless Meatloaf post where you can enjoy a home style favorite meal that is loaded with fiber instead of the fat and cholesterol that comes with eating animal products.

Vegan Meatless MeatloafIt takes me about 30 to 40 minutes of prep time to prepare this meal. One tip is to mix your dry ingredients together and process those first in your food processor.

I have learned to replace some of the oil in recipes with just plain water. This helps reduce the amount of calories in the healthy meals that I make and share with other people.

Ingredients

1 medium onion, finely minced
1 cup celery, finely minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cup shredded carrots
2 cup quick oats
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 cup whole wheat flour or 1 cup almond meal
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbsp. McKay’s chicken-style seasoning
1-2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
Hint: (put three slices of 100 % whole wheat bread in food processor to avoid additives in packaged bread crumbs)
1 cup cooked lentils
1 cup vanilla soy milk as needed
1 cup ketchup

vegan meatless meatloafIn a large nonstick skillet, combine olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms, peppers, and garlic. Saute until onion is clear. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, nuts, seasonings and bread crumbs. Add the sauteed vegetables and lentils. Mix in soy milk as needed – until mixture holds together well. Spray a 5 x 9 inch baking pan (pyrex) and pat mixture down firmly. Spead ketchup on top. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

My own personal choice is to only use 1/2 the recommended olive oil and replace with water when cooking the vegetables in the skillet. Vegan meatless meatloaf is loaded with fiber instead of fat and cholesterol.

Many recipes call for cooking with oil. Over the years I learned to use healthier oils when cooking. I do keep some Safflower Oil and Olive Oil in my cupboards to have in food preparation. Oils are high in calories and are a fat so using less than is called for in the recipes will help anyone that is counting calories.

Hope you enjoy the Vegan Meatless Meatloaf recipe. Please share with your friends and comment on how your recipe turned out.

Recipe Source is from Brenda Walsh and is shared on Three Angels Broadcasting Network.

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