Really Good Vegetarian Meatloaf (Really!)

Really Good Vegetarian Meatloaf (Really!)

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Ingredients

  • SERVINGS
    4-6
  • UNITS
    US
  • 2cups water
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1cup lentils
  • 1small onion, diced
  • 1cup quick-cooking oats
  • 34cup grated cheddar cheese or 34cup swiss cheese, cheese or 34cup monterey jack cheese or 34cup American cheese
  • 1egg, beaten
  • 4 12ounces spaghetti sauce or 4 12ounces tomato sauce
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1teaspoon dried basil
  • 1tablespoon dried parsley
  • 12teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 14teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Add salt to water and boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add lentils and simmer covered 25-30 minutes, until lentils are soft and most of water is evaporated.
  3. Remove from fire.
  4. Drain and partially mash lentils.
  5. Scrape into mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Stir in onion, oats and cheese until mixed.
  7. Add egg, tomato sauce, garlic, basil, parsley, seasoning salt and pepper.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Spoon into loaf pan that has been generously sprayed with Pam (non-stick cooking spray) or well-greased.
  10. Smooth top with back of spoon.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30- 45 minutes until top of loaf is dry, firm and golden brown.
  12. Cool in pan on rack for about 10 minutes.
  13. Run a sharp knife around edges of pan then turn out loaf onto serving platter.

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