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Vegan, Gluten Free “Meat” Loaf

Gluten Free * Vegan * Soy Free

Vegan Gluten Free Meat Loaf
Comfort food. I’ve been craving it a lot lately. I created this recipe based off of my moms original meat loaf recipe and others that I had seen but didn’t like. It is very rich and tasty. Will keep well for a few days, and makes great “Meat” Loaf sandwiches. Serve with mashed potatoes (vegan butter, and almond milk makes great vegan mashed potatoes)  and grilled asparagus or a salad.

“Meat” Loaf
Flax egg mixture (see below)
1 cup oats
1 small onion, diced
1 red pepper
1-2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup sunflower kernels
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbs vegan worcestershire
salt and pepper to taste
Italian seasoning to taste

Preheat oven to 375
First prepare the Flax egg. Take 2 Tbs of ground flax and add 6 Tbs of water
(replaces 2 eggs) , let chill for 15 – 20 minutes or until it has thickened.
In a food processor, pulse oats till chopped, add onion, red pepper, garlic, sunflowers and pulse till well combined.
Add chickpeas, pinto beans, italian seasoning, worcestershire and salt and pepper, pulse till well combined.
Fold in the flax egg

Pour into a bread pan, make one large, or 2 small.
Cook for 35-45 minutes. With 10 minuets left top with organic ketchup.

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup black strap molasses
1/2 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 Tbs salt
1 Tbs pepper
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cardamon
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, smashed
sprinkle of cinnamon
1 onion chopped
sprinkle of ginger
1/2 cup coconut nectar

Combine all ingredients except for the coconut nectar in a medium pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, let simmer for 10 minutes. Add the coconut nectar and whisk   for 5 minutes. Strain to remove onions. Store in a glass jar with tight lid and keep refrigerated for about 8 months.

This entry was published on February 20, 2013 at 12:45 am. It’s filed under Comfort Food, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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