My kids liked a traditional meat loaf, so I’d been hunting for a recipe to replace it for a long. I’ve finally come up with something, so let’s get started!
Time to prepare: 15 minutes
1 hour and 25 minutes of cooking time
- 3 cups (750ml) of vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 cups (375ml) of red lentils
- 227g of firm tofu
- 1/4 (62.5ml) of fresh parsley
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tbsp. (30ml) of Tamari sauce
- 2 tbsp (30ml) of flax seeds
- Ingredients6 tbsp. (90ml) of water
- 1 big yellow onion
- 1 shredded carrot
- 2 slices of gluten free bread cut in small pieces
- 1/4 cup (62.5ml) walnuts
- 1 tsp. (5ml) of curry
- 1 tsp. (5ml) of garlic powder
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 shallot
- 1tbsp. (15ml) of olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp. (7.5ml) of apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper
- In a small food processor (or by hand if you don’t have one), finely chop the tofu, the parsley, and the garlic. Add the Tamari sauce and let it rest for 1-2 hours or more.
- Cook the lentils in the vegetable broth for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.
- Preheat your oven to 350º.
- In a small bowl, mix the grounded flax seeds and the water. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Over medium heat, cook the onion, the carrot, the bread and the walnuts for 5 minutes. Stir in the curry powder, the garlic powder and add some salt and pepper.
- In a big bowl, mix the cooked lentils and the tofu. Add the onion mix and the flax seeds mix.
- Put your mix in an 8”x8” oven dish and cook it for 45 minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare your raw tomato sauce by cutting your tomatoes in small squares, finely chop the shallot and the parsley. Mix it all with the oil, the vinegar, add some salt and pepper.
What are our readers’ thoughts on this recipe?
3rd, the vegetable. It was fast and easy to cook, and the tofu held everything together. Thanks! 3 cups chicken broth and just 1 This was an excellent recipe. I used red lentils, but since I am not a vegetarian, I used two.
I’ve been seeking for a suitable meatless dish for my spouse, who is now a vegetarian (he is not vegan yet unfortunately). Awesome!!!!!
I had only read about the advantages of using tofu as a meat substitute and was unsure how I would react to it, but it came out fantastic and I would certainly use it again. Except for spaghetti, it is a wonderful alternative for any meat meal.
While it took some time to cook, I enjoyed it. I boiled the noodles in chicken stock, but everything else was cooked separately, which was convenient.
This meal was delicious, filling, and simple to make. I would have like a stronger curry taste, but that is just my preference; maybe add more next time.
The lentil loaf came out well. I used red lentils, which were somewhat rougher but still delicious. It’s a hearty meal.
This was fantastic. It was creamy and filling because to the tofu. I also used canned tomatoes instead of fresh since I didn’t have time to let them ripen.