"Meaty" Lentil Loaf

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine lentils, water, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minites. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • While lentils are cooking, chop up all veggies and combine in mixing bowl with basil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Once lentils are done cooking, drain any excess water and mash lentils with the back of a fork. They need to be mashed up so that the loaf holds it's shape, but it is ok to have some texture still, don't over mash.
  • Add the mashed lentils and the rolled oats into the bowl of veggies and mix together (if you want to add cheese, this is the time).
  • Mix in the beaten egg.
  • In a separate bowl mix together equal parts tomato sauce and barbeque sauce, once mixed add half to the lentil and veggie mix and stir together until combined well.
  • Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and fill with lentil mixture, spreading evenly and pressing down slightly.
  • Pour remaining barbeque/tomato sauce mixture over the top of the loaf.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes. Once done, let rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
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