Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
I was a vegetarian about 10 years ago and I was always trying to find good creative vegetarian dishes. My husband took me to this vegetarian restaurant called The Spot in Hermosa Bch., CA. The food there was AWESOME! They had a cookbook and I bought it! This is one of the recipes in it. I made it years ago and it was FAB! Serve this with the Mushroom Walnut Gravy that I will post next. You don't have to be vegertarian to enjoy this dish! Actually I prefer this over regular meatloaf. =)
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cups raw walnuts, chopped
- 4 cups rennetless cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 1⁄4 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 3⁄4 cup onion, chopped small
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
- 3 1⁄2 cups cooked brown rice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into a 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes.
- Serve with mushroom walnut gravy.
Super fantastic! This would be a star on anyone's table, vegetarian nor not. I made it with the suggested gravy: recipe #390795, and they were great together. At the last minute I discovered that I only had three cups of cheddar cheese, so I added a cup of ricotta. I think it made the loaf softer/moister than it should have been, so I don't recommend that for aesthetics. But flavor could not be beat. I'm going to make this next time with just the chedder and I'm putting this in my "good enough for company" cookbook. Thanks for posting!!!
As a 20 year plus vegetarian, I've been a little hesitant to make a "meatloaf" type recipe, but when I saw this one in SoCalCookerGal's cookbook for Veggie Swap I had to try it. And am I ever glad I did! DH came home when it had just come out of the oven, and said, "you'd better take that pic quick, because I don't think I can wait!" He absolutely loved it, and loved the "gravy" that goes with it, recipe #390795. I did taste it before putting it in the oven, and added one tsp of thyme, as I think it goes so well with mushrooms, and it just seemed to need something. Otherwise, it was made exactly as written. This will be made often in our house - I can't wait to make some mashed potatoes and peas to go with it for dinner tomorrow! Yum!! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Made for Veggie Swap 15.
There is no salt in the ingredients list. I'll bet that's what made the difference between those who loved it and those who felt it didn't have enough flavor! Just add some salt to taste. No I haven't made it but I'm about to and I can tell how good it would be with "just enough" salt.