Easy Vegetarian Meatloaf Loaf
Vegetarian meatloaf makes for an all-American comfort food for both vegetarians and vegans. Try it using a hearty meat substitute and lots of ketchup.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 3cloves garlic (minced)
- 1onion (diced)
- 1green bell pepper (or red bell pepper, diced)
- 3tablespoons vegetable oil (or olive oil)
- 2packages Gimme Lean ground beef substitute
- ¼cup oatmeal (uncooked)
- 2slices of bread (crumbled)
- 3tablespoons ketchup
- 1tablespoon garlic salt
- ½teaspoon pepper
- ¼cup ketchup
- ¼cup brown sugar
- ½teaspoon dry mustard
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2First, preheat the oven to 375 F and lightly grease a loaf pan.
Step 3Sauté the garlic, onion, and bell peppers in olive oil for a few minutes, until onions are very soft.
Step 4In a large bowl, combine the onions and peppers with the ground beef substitute, oatmeal, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons of ketchup, garlic salt, and pepper. Mix well, using your hands if needed.
Step 5Press into a lightly greased loaf pan.
Step 6Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven when done.
Step 7Combine ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, and optional nutmeg, whisking together until smooth.
Step 8Spread or drizzle this topping over the top of the loaf.
Step 9Cook, uncovered, for another 15 minutes, or until done.
Step 10Let your vegetarian meatloaf cool a fair amount before slicing into it to serve. Keep your loaf uncovered as it cools in order to allow a bit of extra moisture to release. This will help with allowing the loaf to firm up a bit as it cools.
Step 11After it has cooled, slice it up and enjoy!