Vegan: Meatless Loaf Recipe
2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 medium onions, chopped
4 1/2 oz tvp granules
1 cup hot water or vegetable stock
1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 tbsp mixed herbs
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 egg equivalent, well mixed
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 salt and pepper
32 oz chopped tomatoes
6 oz tomato paste
1 salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large saucepan, heat oil and saute
onions until lightly browned. Add the TVP mince, stir and cook for
two minutes. Pour the hot water or stock over the saute and simmer
for four minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, herbs and garlic together
with one cup cold water. Stir in the egg and leave to one side for
Combine the cooked TVP mince with the breadcrumbs mixture, then add
the soy sauce. Stir well and season to taste. Using your hands,
shape the mixture into an oval mound and place it in the center of a
large baking dish, leaving plenty of space all around for the tomato
sauce to run.
Heat the tomatoes, tomato paste and seasoning in a small saucepan,
and pour over the loaf, then bake for one hour. Serves 6.
JTK's notes: I usually add more herbs & chopped garlic, and saute
chopped vegetables like celery, carrots, and/or mushrooms after
onions are done but before adding TVP. Hot sauce is a good addition,
too, or other flavored sauce like veg. Worcestershire. The egg
replacer works fine --- i have no idea what it's like with a real
egg. Also, I make the tomato sauce differently (sometimes I use
canned/jar or homemade frozen sauce, usually dont bother heating it
up first, and I prefer canned whole tomatoes, pureed, to prechopped
ones), but it doesn't matter much. I make breadcrumbs from whatever
bread is available, preferably wholewheat (lightly toasted for
dryness) ~-- doesn't matter much either. Cracker crumbs or matzo meal
would probably do as well, if you don't have bread around or a food
processor/blender. I've made 1.5x recipe into a single loaf OK, but
larger wouldn't work (would have to make separate loaves, if larger
quantities are desired)
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