Friday, March 25, 2011

Crystal Paul's Vegan Meatloaf Recipe

I understand that many people don't understand why a vegan would eat a dish that is as similar to meat as meatloaf. It's a vegan entree that is modeled after a loaf of MEAT. Plus, the ingredients are super processed and it's pretty much like eating meat. EXCEPT IT'S NOT. No animals were slaughtered. That is the point.

I grew up on meat. It has not been an easy thing to give up. I miss the food of family suppers. We all search for comfort somewhere and for me it is food. Dinner is sacred, whether by myself or shared with my friends and family. I advocate vegan meals that have nothing to do with copying meat dishes, that are creative and stand by themselves alone, but I also crave dishes that remind me of sitting down with my family and having a meat, vegetable and salad dinner.

This is where Crystal Paul's meatloaf comes into play. It's amazing and will bring people over to your house in one second, flat.
This grrl knows what she is doing.
You will need:
     *1 12 oz package of vegan ground burger
     *1/4 cup old fashioned oats
     *1/2 cup onion
     *1/2 cup celery
     *3/4 cup bread crumbs (make sure they are vegan!)
     *1/2 - 1 Tbsp garlic
     *1 1/2 tsp ener-g egg replacer mixed with 2 TBSP water (equivalent to one egg)
     *1 tsp salt
     *black pepper to taste
     *1/4 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a loaf pan with tin foil and make sure to leave enough on the sides to allow you to lift your finished loaf out of the pan.

Saute onions, celery and garlic until just tender.

Saute ground burger slightly.

Cook the 1/4 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup water.

Mix all ingredients, except ketchup, into mixing bowl.

Press mixture into tinfoil lined loaf pan and over top with ketchup

Bake for approximately 45 minutes

(Crystal's hint, at the bottom of her handwritten recipe, includes making the topping out of 1/8 cup ketchup and 1/8 cup BBQ sauce). 

I say forget the tin foil and PAM the shiz outta your baking pan.

1 comment:

  1. I was about to run to TJ's and then I thought "ooh, wait! I want a veggie loaf recipe!". I knew I'd find one here.

    Totally making this.(Except I might use a real egg...)