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Vegan Meat Loaf

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Why I Love This Recipe

This is a great alternative to the common lentil loafs us vegan are so fond of. The recipe is based on "Thanksgiving 'Meat' Loaf" from I've changed a couple things, but the directions are pretty much word for word from vegweb. It comes out pretty soft in the center, but 1 night in the fridge and it firms up perfectly (also makes great sandwiches!)

Ingredients You'll Need

substitute for 2 eggs (I use EnerG egg replacer)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 box medium firm silken tofu (350 g)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 T Cajun spice mix (1 for tofu mix, 1 for veg saute)
1 t onion powder
1 vegetable bouillon mixed with hot water to make a paste
1 T oil (coconut or canola)
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2/4 cup chopped celery
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 1/2 teaspoon each of oregano and basil
1 T minced garlic
3/4 cup bread crumbs ( I used panko because I was out of regular and it worked well)
1 cup burger-style crumbles or rehydrated TVP


Mix egg substitute, soy sauce, tofu, onion powder and 1 T cajun spice, mix together in blender. Add walnuts & blend until smooth.

Saute vegetables until onions are transparent (add other diced veggies if you wish - ie peppers, carrots etc). Add herbs/spices, garlic and bouillon paste while vegetables are frying.

Mix blender ingredients, cooked vegetables, bread crumbs and TVP/Crumbles together in a large bowl.

Press into a greased loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Let cool . Loaf tends to be a little bit soft, I'm still experimenting with cooking time.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe with some friends last night. It was great!! Thank you for sharing. We experimented a little based on your words about the loaf being soft. We reduced the amount of breadcrumbs and put 1/2 cup instead of 3/4. We also doubled the amount of soy crumbles to 2 cups instead of 1 cup. We used eggs, which may have helped to be a little firmer, too. For the tofu we used firm tofu. The loaf wasn't soft, it was a good consistency and looked just like meatloaf. It was SO deliciously good! I've been looking for a meatloaf recipe for a while, I'm so glad I found your's. It's the closest to real meatloaf I've had and I will definitely make it again. Thank you!

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