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Best Lentil Meatless Meatloaf

Jessica Schmitt: "Good vegan recipe! As with other reviews, didn’t…" Read More
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  • 1 1/2 cups lentils (picked over and rinsed)
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth (or water)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions (medium, finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot (finely chopped)
  • 1 celery stalk (finely chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • cooked brown rice (2 cups pre-, great use of leftover rice)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup (or barbecue sauce)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium57% DV1360mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein39% DV20g
    Carbs20% DV59g
    Fiber100% DV25g
    Calories420Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat100
    Total Carbohydrate59g20%
    Dietary Fiber25g100%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C80%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Jessica Schmitt 4 days ago
    Good vegan recipe! As with other reviews, didn’t stick together great, but taste was on point. Added a ketchup/brown sugar/vinegar glaze. Would reduce the rice a bit next time
    Dexter Johnson a month ago
    Phenomenal. Added a little egg substitute to "hold it together", other than that no substitutions. Easy, straightforward and will certainly make again.
    Rizzoj 6 months ago
    Delicious flavors. Made it with BBQ sauce. It dod not hold together well as others noted, so will try adding flax meal and water next time.
    Nomonde 8 months ago
    I tried and loved it.
    Lauren Burns 8 months ago
    It was really tasty, but it didn’t hold together well.
    Teresa 8 months ago
    Flavors were great. Instead of ketchup topping I did a liquid smoke tomato paste/cider vinegar/br sugar paste. Did not hold together at all(hence only 4 stars), will use a flax egg next time. Will make again for sure.
    Sarah a year ago
    Absolutely wonderful next time will cook a little longer and maybe reduce thyme to 1/8 tsp
    Lynne Hoot a year ago
    This was good, easy to prepare but didn’t fit into a 9”x5” pan. I used sweet potato instead of carrot as I didn’t have a sweet potato, it was a bit sweet so I will use carrot next time. I used less rice and added 1/4 cup of oats and added tomato purée rather than ketchup or BBQ sauce. I also added some sage which is a favorite in meat loaf. Will make it again
    Lucinda Reinas a year ago
    This recipe is delicious and fairly easy to make. I didn’t add the cumin because for me it didn’t sound good, but I did add an egg substitute out of flax meal and water to hold it together. This recipe was amazing!!!
    K a year ago
    It didn’t really stick together but I thought flavor was good. Added catsup after it was done which improved it. Hubby likes lentil loaf generally but thought this was only ok so it loses a star there.
    Tenacious Force a year ago
    Great recipe, the ketchup is too sweet. Next time I will cut the amount of rice and lentils in half and use less ketchup. I enjoyed the food, it was just too much at one time.
    Khaled Gamal a year ago
    Loved it. Used an egg instead of ketchup as a binder. Used 1:1 rice-to-lentil ratio. Didn't slather it with ketchup. Couldn't ask for more.
    Jarchow 2 years ago
    I used a little less rice, was generous on the spices, added 3 eggs to make it stick together and used BBQ sauce -it turned out great!
    Sydney Carroll 2 years ago
    Too much rice to lentil/veg ratio! I would do one or 1.3 next time
    Diana G. 2 years ago
    AWESOME! Loved it! Would make again!
    Katie Lenninger 3 years ago
    It’s delicious and super easy to make!! It’s a good base, but it needs more depth of flavor since it was a little too sweet.
    Minna 3 years ago
    Super yummy, a hit with teenagers. I am thinking it would stay together better if I used potato starch and water. Nevertheless a success.
    Monica 3 years ago
    Whole family lived this!
    Ivey 3 years ago
    Will definitely make again!
    Hi 3 years ago
    Don’t add ketchup on the top. Too sweet. Maybe half the rice. I found it fell apart too easily
    Mindy Kivett 3 years ago
    I used white rice and it turned out good.
    Jody Dumlao 3 years ago
    It turned out great. The taste was awesome.. next time ill use food processor. Loved it over all.
    Amy B 3 years ago
    An awesome recipe. I made it with quinoa instead of rice. The hubby said I should make it once a week.
    Amy B 3 years ago
    An awesome recipe. I made it with quinoa instead of rice. The hubby said I should make it once a week.
    Leelee Harrison 3 years ago
    Fabulous! I make it all the time now!
    Angeles 4 years ago
    Love it! Great texture and flavors. I didnt have celery so I use spinach. It was excellent
    Seana Coulter 5 years ago
    This was delicious. I would absolutely make again and I'd make it for company. When they say Best Lentil Meatless Meatloaf, they aren't kidding.
    Caren E. 5 years ago
    Have made it 4 times, always turns out a bit different but always awesome. It's a staple dinner at our house and we love the leftovers.