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Vegetarian meatloaf is the perfect meat substitute dish; it's fast, easy to prepare in advance and you can even freeze it to serve later! It's also a terrific way to introduce a meatless dish to the family in order to take advantage of the health benefits of reducing dietary fat and cholesterol. Even those hard to please “meat and potato” people will enjoy this meat substitute!
Fantastic Foods veggie burger mix
1 ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 small onion diced
2 stalks fresh celery diced
Pinch of salt and pepper [optional]
3 cloves fresh garlic crushed
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp sage
½ tsp dry mustard
¼ cup organic ketchup
¼ cup oatmeal [or 2 eggs if not vegan]
¼ to ½ cup of tomato or V-8 juice [1/4 cup if using eggs. ½ cup if using oatmeal]
Preheat oven to 350F. Use olive oil to grease loaf pan. Combine vegetables, veggie meat, breadcrumbs, spices and seasoning into large bowl then slowly add tomato juice. Set aside the ketchup! Continue to stir until combined. Pat mixture into loaf pan, pour ketchup on top and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in the oven for one hour. Remove and let cool before serving.
Vegetarian meatloaf is complimented with fresh green beans, mashed potatoes and carrots, but make plenty as everyone will want seconds of this delicious meat substitute favorite!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|