Got to love recipes using leftovers. In this case, my leftover "meat" was TVP (T. V. P. Sausage Crumbles (Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free)). I more or less halved the recipe based on what I had on hand and it fit perfectly in a loaf pan. Other sub used to make this vegan was veggie broth, and I used Braggs instead of Maggi. Thanks!
LOVED IT! This recipe should be called "What to do with leftover roast and mashed potatoes and how to get your DH to eat leftovers"--my DH doesn't mind eating roast the first time, but hates to eat leftovers. This is the cure! He had two helpings of this and stated, "wow, that's pretty good." I didn't tell him it was "leftovers"--this is a win-win in our house. Delicious, easy, and not wasting half the roast. Thanks for a keeper, Nan.
I grew up on this stuff and the best part was always the breadcrumbs that had baked the hardest. Tonight I made a vegetarian version using seitan which worked out quite well. If anything the "meat" needed very little cooking which made this recipe even easier. And instead of using breadcrumbs I used oat bran that I already had which did an excellent job for the breadcrumbs.