Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Best Vegan Meatloaf!

I have been searching for some good vegan meatloaf and have had a handful of failed attempts thus far. After my latest failed attempt, I remembered how awesome Vegan Dad's recipe for Veggie Lunch Meat was and how much it reminded me of meatloaf. So what did I do? I used Vegan Dad's recipe and technique and added a few veggies to make this more well, meatloaf-y. Success at last! I cannot wait to make this again!

Vegan Meatloaf:
- Cut up 1 cup of peeled carrots and half a medium white onion into small pieces and sautee until tender in some water or oil, add 1/2 cup frozen corn towards the end of cooking, set aside.
- Make Vegan Dad's Veggie Lunch Meat Recipe and add the cooked veggies to the gluten flour the same time you add the blended ingredients and mix everything together. Some veggies may fall out of the gluten ball but that's okay, you can just fold them in or press them on top of your gluten loaves before they get wrapped in foil.

- I broke the gluten ball into 4 pieces and made mini meatloaf's the same way you would make the big loaf but just steam for 45 minutes (Flip loaves around halfway through steaming) and bake for 45 minutes.
- The last 15 minutes of baking, take the gluten loaves out of the foil (Be careful) and place them on some parchment paper. Top the loaves with ketchup and finish baking them.

This vegan meatloaf also makes fantastic meatloaf sandwiches. Just slice it and place it toasted bread slathered with vegan mayo, add some romaine if you want.