Easy Vegan “Meatloaf”



34 tablespoons vegetable stock

2 yellow onions, peeled and finely chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoons Bragg’s Seasoning OR 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

2 large carrots, peeled and diced

2 sticks celery, diced

3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

2, 15 oz cans cannellini beans, OR Chickpeas drained and thoroughly rinsed OR 1 1/2 cups cooked lentils OR 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice

1/4 cup oats

1/4 cup Nutritional yeast

2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoon tomato ketchup

2 tablespoon ground flax seeds

1/4 cup tomato ketchup for glaze


Preheat the oven to 375F

Line an 8 inch x 4 inch x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

  1. Heat the 3 – 4 tablespoons vegetable stock in a large saucepan, add the onions, sprinkle with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and Bragg’s Seasonings (or dried thyme) and cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, celery and garlic, continue cooking until the onions are translucent about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. In a large bowl combine the drained and rinsed beans – OR RICE OR LENTILS IF USING INSTEAD, oats, Nutritional yeast, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tomato ketchup and ground flax seeds. Mash well so the beans break up but leave some chunks. You don’t want a puree! If you’re using rice or lentils, just stir well to combine.
  4. Add the onion mixture to the bean mixture. Stir well to combine.
  5. Transfer the mixture to an 8 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Press the mixture down well. Cover with aluminum foil, place on a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.
  7. Remove the loaf from the oven. Spread the remaining ketchup over the top, return the loaf to the oven UNCOVERED for a further 15 minutes.
  8. When cooked allow the loaf to “rest” for 15 – 20 minutes before serving to firm up.
  9. Slice and enjoy with mashed potatoes or at room temperature in a very large sandwich!

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