I'm looking for a vegan "meat" loaf that has cashews and or peanuts in it. I had it a few years ago. It was delicious, but the lady would not give me her recipe.
By Patricia from Montreal, Quebec
Here's a recipe I found at mercyforanimals.org
3 cups of cooked lentils
3 cups cooked millet
3 cups steamed brown rice
1 cup whole wheat bread, crumbled (3 slices)
1/2 cup dry oatmeal or cornmeal
1/2 cup almond or cashews, ground fine
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, ground fine (optional)
approximately 3/4 cup of tomato juice
1 Tbsp. of oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped tomato
1 heaping Tbs of sage
1/2 tsp celery seed, ground
salt to taste, garlic power (optional)
Lightly sauté onions in a mixture of water and oil.
Add celery and tomatoes. Sauté until slightly softened (the celery, if not over-cooked, gives a nice "crunch" to the loaf). Combine all the ingredients and mix well, add bread crumbs and tomato juice to make stiff. Add water if the mixture seems too dry.
Place in lightly oiled loaf pans. Bake at 350° F for 1 hour. Serve with vegan gravy (optional).
here is one I found on this website:
Thanksgiving "Meat" Loaf 350°
(use vegan versions):
Substitute for 2 eggs (mix 1 TBSP arrowroot powder, 1 Tbsp. corn starch & 4 TBSP water)
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 box medium firm silken tofu (350 g)
3/4 C chopped walnuts
1 packet vegan dried onion soup mix (1.5 oz)
1 tsp oil
1-1/2 C chopped onion
2/4 C chopped celery
2 C chopped mushrooms (use portobello mushrooms for a heartier taste)
1-1/2 tsp each of oregano & basil
1/2 tsp sage
1-1/2 C bread crumbs
Variations: To make it stick together better, try lowering the bread crumbs to 3/4 C & adding one of the following: 1 extra box of tofu or
1 C instant mashed potato flakes or
1 to 1-1/2 C cooked brown rice or 1
1 C burger-style crumbles
Mix egg substitute, soy sauce, tofu & onion soup mix together in blender. Add walnuts & blend 'til smooth.
Saute vegetables 'til onions are transparent (add other diced veggies if you wish - eg. peppers, carrotsetc). Add herbs/spices while vegetables are frying.
Mix blender ingredients, cooked vegetables & bread crumbs together in a large bowl. Press into a greased loaf pan. (OR as user giraelei suggests, "Instead of a loaf pan, I usually use a square cake pan & liberally coat loaf w/ketchup so it gets kind of burnt & caramelized. Yum!")
Bake for 1 hour & 15 mins. Let cool slightly. Turn loaf out & slice. Even the most obstinate meat eaters love it. It is also excellent the next day cold on a sandwich with a bit of mustard.
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