for non-meat eaters. I’ve had low energy because
of heart and lung disease. This is what I created to
add extra protein to an already protein rich loaf resembling
Meatloaf in texture and moistness. (MAKES 3 loaves)
HIGH PROTEIN. This is delicious whether hot or cold, just like meatloaf with ground beef!
Makes 3 loaves. Preheat oven at 350 F degrees.
Combine these ingredients in large cooking pot and
bring to a boil stirring often:
- 3 cups of vegetable broth or vegetable stock
- 1 3/4 cup water or V8 juice or tomato juice
- 3 Tbsp of applesauce (I use this because oil is not recommended for the heart disease )
- 1/4 cup (or less if watching sodium) of Braggs Liquid Aminos
- 3/4 cup Firm or Silky Tofu (crumbled) or add more beans or lentils.
- 1 cup of pecan meal (ground pecans) or Walnuts
if you aren’t allergic. (Walnuts will add to meat-like texture.)
- 2 cups Cooked Lentils
- 2 cans of Pinto Beans (Mashed in Blender)
- Sometimes I add 1 cup of bread crumbs.
- 2 Tbsp onion powder (or minced onions)
- 1 Tbsp Beet Powder (optional—
I use because Beets are healing for heart vessels)
- 1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed (optional)
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 cup of favorite Salsa Sauce or Tomato Paste
- 1 tsp each of: Ginger, Chives, Sage, Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder or crushed fresh garlic.
- Immediately after the mixture begins to boil, turn heat to medium or
low and simmer 10 minutes while slowly adding approximately
4 cups uncooked whole quick oats. Stir often!
The mixture needs to resemble ground meat.
- Scoop mixture into pans. Using the Bunt Pan this time made
a pretty loaf, easily cut into serving slices.
Note: The finished mixture needs to be thick and moist.
If too thick, add more liquid. If too moist,
add more oats or bread crumbs. Spoon into loaf pans.
Spread your favorite tomato sauce or Catsup on top.
Bake for approx an hour; check for doneness at 45 minutes.
I enjoy eating a large slice along with pickled Carrot Slices, and
Air Fried Potatoes.
The Lentil Loaf is labor intensive, especially the stirring (for me) and cleanup.
It’s extra cleanup because of using 3 loaf pans.
However, I slice and freeze in small baggies stored in larger freezer bags.
This effort makes meal preparation much
easier for WEEKS to come. A slice or two can be crumbled into
Pasta Dishes, too. Highly versatile!
My first homemade “Haystack.”
I’ve had this kind of meal at Church dinners but
had never made one. Whew! This is good.
Here’s what I did :
Layered Chopped Napa & Purple Cabbage, Kale,
Cucumber, Celery, Spinach, Onion, Shredded Cooked Beets.
And then topped with combination of Beans, Mushrooms,
Crushed Tomatoes, Peas, Chopped Red Onion,
all cooked in Crockpot.
Seasoned Crockpot mixture with Cumin, Basil, Oregano,
Chives, Celery Seed Powder, Mustard Powder, Black Pepper.
Seasoned greens with Cumin, Mustard Powder, Celery Powder, Chives. Added some Baked Pita Chips. Thanking God for a Ninja Food Processor which made easy work of the chopping and shredding.
Added a little Salsa.
This recipe targets Heart Health including several ingredients that
add Nitrogen Oxide to the body — Napa Cabbage, Kale, Spinach, Beets.
Mushrooms provide added Vitamin D.
Savory, Sweet & Delicious
Peeled & Sliced 5 medium Potatoes
Sliced 1 Red Onion
1 Can of Cranberries
1 sliced Apple
1 Cup Cashews (soaked beforehand & rinsed)
1 Can of 3-Bean Salad
1 Can Red Pinto Beans (rinsed)
Ginger, Basil, Pepper, German Thyme
Cooked on High for 5 hours.