Being Vegan is more of a lifestyle that people adopt to rather than a philosophy or a diet. So if you are a vegan, it shows how committed you are to the well-being of animals. The health benefits that you get is the added advantage! It undoubtedly makes you fit and bring backs the glow to your skin.
But do you miss that yummy melt in the mouth meat delicacies every now and then? Now, even if you do we have the solution here. We have a huge collection of vegan recipes just click here, or log on to http://momsmeatloafrecipe.com and don on your chef hat.
I personally love having meatloaves, it is my comfort food. There is nothing else that can cheer me up on a cold day like a yummy meatloaf. So when I became vegan, I was quite disappointed and started debating my choice. But I was not disheartened which made me do a lot of research on a good guaranteed vegan meat loaf which do not taste like a salad! And finally I found it! Here I am sharing it for you, if you are like me, you would love it too.
I know, most of you might have already guessed the start ingredient of my juicy meatloaf. It is mushrooms! They have the tender meaty texture and flavour which is delicious. In this recipe, adding tempeh and walnuts gives that extra oomph in the flavour. If this is combined with mashed potatoes and tomato parsley salad, it is a complete wholesome meal which could easily feed a small gathering.
Vegan Meat Loaf – Ingredients
Butter : 2 table spoon
1 Onion: finely chopped
Celery : ½ cup ,finely chopped
Carrot: ½ cup (2 carrots approx.)
Bouillon cubes: 2 Vegan ones
Mushroom : 8 Oz finely chopped
Bell Pepper : ½ cup finely chopped
Tempeh : 1 crumbled block
Sun dried tomatoes : 1 cup finely chopped
Walnuts : 1cup finely chopped
Ketchup :1/4 cup
Mustard: 1 teaspoon
Bread crumbs : 1 cup
Eggs : 2 no’s big
Garlic powder :1/2 teaspoon
Red pepper : ¼ teaspoon crushed
Thyme : ½ teaspoon
Paprika : 1 teaspoon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take a medium sized skillet, and begin by melting the butter, then add celery, onions and carrots into the pan till onions are translucent (probably about ten mins). Then add the bouillon cubes into the vegetables till it blends together.
Transfer this mix into a big bowl and then add ingredients 6-18 till all the ingredients are blended well. Then keep this mixture inside the fridge for ten minutes.
Take a loaf baking tray rimmed with baking sheet and place the mix in the centre. Knead the dough to make a loaf ( 12 inch long + 6inch wide+ 21/2 inch tall)
Put it in the oven for 25 minutes and if you want a glaze, try applying a ketchup glaze and then bake for another 20 more minutes.
Let it cool on a wired rack and enjoy your meal.