Vegan Comfort Food
Making a vegan “meatloaf” can be simple and delicious! It all combines down to finding the right plant-based ingredients and flavors, and we’ve done just that.
For the right texture, make sure to start with a hearty base. Ours includes cooked, whole grain brown rice and lentils. To cut down on cook time, use a quality, quick-cooking rice, such as our Success® Boil-in-Bag Brown Rice, which is ready in just 10 minutes! To add more flavor, boil the rice in vegetable broth or water with oil and seasonings.
To get the flavor just right, we start this recipe with mushrooms sautéed with garlic and onion. We then blend these with walnuts, parsley, some lentils and rice. Once that is ready, we combine the mixture with the remaining lentils and rice, bread crumbs, oats and flax meal. The texture is just right to give our dish the proper loaf shape. Combined with barbecue sauce and soy sauce, our vegan meatloaf has tons of umami flavor that the whole family will love!
Once the meatloaf is golden brown and set, we recommend that you brush it with more of your favorite barbecue sauce or ketchup for a rich and comforting meal.
Are you on the look-out for more comforting, plant-based vegan meals? This savory Mushroom Garlic Quinoa is a risotto-like, plant-powered meal that’s sure to impress. Or, try our flavorful Whole Grain Spanish Rice for a flavor fiesta! Also check out: How to cook Spanish Rice.
How to Make Vegan Meatloaf
Made with a filling blend of lentils, Success® Brown Rice, nuts, seeds, veggies and herbs, this Vegan Meatloaf is the real deal, it manages to replicate the real thing without sacrificing any of the taste and texture.
When you have your mixture ready, coat an oven proof loaf pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper and pour the mixture in, being careful to smooth the top. Bake until your meatloaf is a nice golden brown color and brush the top with some BBQ sauce and leave to sit for a bit before serving.
When you are ready to serve your meatloaf, lift it out of the baking pan using the parchment paper.
Can you add Tofu to Meatloaf?
Yes! Although this particular recipe doesn’t specifically call for it, tofu makes an excellent additional protein that you can add to your vegan meatloaf.
How do I make Vegan Meatloaf Hold Together?
Typically meatloaf is held together by some sort of binding agent like egg. However if you are making a vegan meatloaf, how do you make sure it doesn’t fall apart? Luckily there are plenty of vegan alternatives for binding agents. This recipe for example uses a mixture of ingredients like Success® Brown Rice, flax meal, oats and breadcrumbs, however there are other vegan alternatives for keeping your meatloaf together like chia eggs.
What is the Secret to Perfect Meatloaf Texture?
Getting perfectly moist meatloaf is not as difficult as it sounds. Adding finely chopped and aromatic vegetables will make your meatloaf juicier along with adding in some additional flavor.
Making sure you use enough breadcrumbs will also give your meatloaf a nice texture as they will absorb all the liquids.
Finally you can also try cooking your meatloaf at a lower temperature. Cooking your meatloaf at too high of a temperature may cause it to dry out.
Best Vegan Meatloaf
This vegan meatloaf recipe made with Success® Brown Rice is easy to make and the end result is a comforting, well presented, savory dish.
This recipe is proof of just how delicious vegan cooking can be! However you’ll want to take some extra time to make sure you have got the ingredients just right so your loaf has good texture and taste.