Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins
A great vegetarian alternative to meatloaf. Works great as leftovers as well. If you don't have a food processor, you can mash up the beans with a potato masher.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
- 14 ounces kidney beans, canned
- 14 ounces lentils, canned
- 1 egg
- 1 carrot, coarsely grated
- 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Lightly grease a 9"x5"x3" loaf pan.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion, garlic & celery and cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and cool slightly.
- Rince and drain the beans and lentils. Place in a food processor with the onion mixture and egg and process until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and level the surface. Bake for about 1 hour, then remove from the pan and cut into slices to serve.
- Can be eaten hot or cold.
from the cookbook "Vegetarian: the best ever recipe collection" by Linda Fraser. This recipe is fantastic!!! It has been a fav of mine for a number of years. I made it for dinner tonight and meat-eater hubby said it tasted just like regular meatloaf. picky eater son said "YUM!" and gobbled it up.
It held together very well and tasted great. Had to use oats instead of breadcrumbs cause I did not have enough of the crumbs, but I don't think that made a big difference. Used one jalapeno pepper which I mashed with the beans and lentils in the food processor. It is great with tomato sauce and I have had it warm as well as cold. It feezes well and warms up nicely in the microwave without losing shape or falling apart. Thanks for posting.
YUMMY! I added 2 more cloves of garlic and I sauteed the carrot with the onions, etc. I don't ever have ketchup in the fridge, so I used 2 tbs of tomato paste instead of one. Also, I used tablespoons instead of teaspoons for the spices. Nice and hot! Haven't had it cold yet, but I'm looking forward to it for lunch tomorrow!