Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
My friend made this last night and we were all very impressed at the flavor and texture it had. We finished it up this evening-reaheats nicely. mmmmm... enjoy!
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 tablespoon wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon tamari or 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 3⁄4 cup tomato sauce
- 1 1⁄2 cups cooked lentils (2/3 uncooked)
- 3⁄4 cup crumbled bread
- 3⁄4 cup chopped nuts
- Sautee the onion and garlic in oil.
- add the flour, mix well.
- Add the tomato sauce, stir.
- add the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Pour in casserole dish (oil the dish) and cook at 350 for 35 minutes.
We really enjoyed this, though as other posters have mentioned, it does not hold together like a loaf. (In fact, since my husband had expressed a concern that anything called "loaf" would not taste good, I baked it in a pie pan and called it "lentil pie".) My 11yo liked it, but my 6yo did not. I made a few changes to the recipe, which seemed to be too mildly flavored for my family's tastes: 1) I cooked the lentils in vegetable broth instead of water; 2) like ladypit, I used spaghetti sauce instead of plain tomato sauce; and 3) I used more garlic than was called for. I also used Bragg's Liquid Aminos instead of the soy sauce, threw in a little wheat bran (since I guessed, correctly, that it would be undetectable in the final produce), and used walnuts for my chopped nuts. I will say that the recipe does not serve 6, at least not as a main dish. 3 of us (2 adults and one 11yo) finished the whole thing -- had my 14yo been home it wouldn't have had a chance.
Wow! Thanks for a terrific recipe - I used walnuts for the nuts and accidently omitted the soy sauce and this turned out to be absolutely delicious and very easy to make.
We liked this very much. I actually used spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce (because I had a jar open that I wanted to use up) and it worked very well. This took a little time, but I did it in stages throughout the day. I cooked the lentils early and then put it all together right before it went in the oven. It did not come out of the pan in slices like meatloaf but had to be removed with a spoon. But it had a great flavor and was a lovely vegetarian main dish! Thanks.