Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I would do anything for love...

...or for vegan meatloaf that isn't mushy.

This time, I came close. I have yet to find that perfect balance of meatiness and loafiness without just serving up a pile of beany-flavored mystery goop. This time it actually held its shape and baked through, but I'm going to add flaxseed to the recipe to see if that helps bind it better. Even without it, it turned out pretty swell.

vegan meatloaf

Vegan Meatloaf with Roasted Potatoes
serves 6

1/2 pkg (7 oz) Gimme Lean hamburger
1/2 pkg Gimme Lean sausage
5 slices bread, soaked in water and strained
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 cup toasted bread crumbs
1/2 tbsp bouquet garni
1/2 can tomato sauce for meatloaf (I used Hunt's)
couple dashes of salt, a few twists of pepper

Preheat oven to 375°.
Smush all that up in a bowl. Drop into a roasting pan, form into a loaf. Dribble some diluted barbecue sauce over the top. Lay strips of Fakin' Bacon or Tofurky's smoky maple tempeh bacon across the top. 

For potatoes:

2 large red potatoes, cut into chunks
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
dash coarse salt

Toss everything to coat in a large bowl. Arrange potatoes around the meatloaf. Bake for an hour, uncovered, or until meatloaf is done and potatoes are tender. Turn the potatoes occasionally while cooking.


GiGi said...

I would totally try this, or my crazy ass husband would totally make this, since it includes our two fave faux meats. Yay.