Curried Lentil Loaf

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
50 mins

This "meatless" loaf is packed full of protein. And, as an added bonus, it has potato and veggies baked right in. This goes nicely with a fresh green salad and some basmati rice. This is yet another recipe from my favorite cookbook, "The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook"

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray a 9x5” loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add carrot, onion, potato, pepper and garlic, and cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, curry powder, cayenne and salt, and mix well.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat and stir in the lentils Place 1 cup of the lentil/vegetable mixture with the peanut butter in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.
  8. Fold this into the remaining lentil and vegetable mixture, along with the bread crumbs.
  9. Taste and see if more salt is needed, then add mixture to the loaf pan.
  10. Bake loaf until firm, about 40-50 minutes.
  11. It’s best to let the loaf sit for 15-20 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

Found this when searching for a loaf that I could whip up in the morning and have cold after work. Nice and easy to make, as you can see from the photo it holds together well when sliced. For those that find the peanut butter unusual, I would suggest using an egg instead. It made for a very tasty and enjoyable vegetarian meal.

2 5

This wasn't horrible, but it's not something I'd make again. The end result was pretty cohesive, but tasted strongly of the tomato/peanut butter and not much else. Would have preferred if the flavor was a bit more complex or more interesting.

4 5

Thank you for this recipe! I tweaked it a bit... didn't add peanut butter or tomato paste or breadcrumbs, instead I added 1 egg, almost 2 Tbs of ketchup, oatmeal (for the breadcrumbs) and fresh chopped cilantro. It was yummy!