(Almost) Classic Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf

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  • 3 1/3 cups chickpeas (cooked, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup soy milk (unflavored)
  • 3 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium30% DV720mg
    Fat9% DV6g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs12% DV36g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories220Calories from Fat50
    Total Fat6g9%
    Saturated Fat0.5g3%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat50
    Total Carbohydrate36g12%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C15%

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


    Becky McNeer a month ago
    It turned out great. It tasted pretty gross. Mashed potatoes help this out tremendously as a side dish. Otherwise, you are going to spend way too much prep time to be very disappointed.
    CW 5 months ago
    No resemblence to meatloaf whatsoever. Added a few extra seasonings, after tasting, the during mixing process. Otherwise, I followed the receipe. Will not be making again.
    Cramer 5 months ago
    Delicious! Added some peppers and cayenne to spice things up 👌😋 and it was even better the next day as leftovers
    Debbie 5 months ago
    This was GREAT!. It smelled so good when I was mixing and while baking. I was hoping it would taste as good and I was not disappointed. The sauce on top was a little strong for me but I just scraped most of it off. I did add an egg as a previous post suggested. No other alterations. I will definitely be adding this to my regular dinner planning rotation.
    Philip Jacob 5 months ago
    One HUGE improvement to be made on the recipe is making a flax egg with the 2 T ground flax, THEN mixing it in. If you're not vegan, a normal egg will suffice. This step is absolutely critical to the loaf staying together when slicing and eating. To make a flax egg: 1. mix 2 T ground flax with 4 T hot water 2. blend in food processor to get egglike consistency 3. mix with hands into the rest of the mixture as last step before forming loaf
    Tiriac 5 months ago
    Pretty delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. I would make it again.
    Michael Lucas 6 months ago
    For a vegan meatloaf it was what was expected. I secretly made it for the guys at the fire station and they had no clue it was meatless, until they tasted it. They were all pretty upset and i was banded from cooking so mission complete.
    Cheryl T. 6 months ago
    I have been following this recipe for my vegan clients. The best consistency and flavor in a meatloaf of beans and grains
    Dibben 6 months ago
    Surprisingly tasty! Keeping it firm enough was difficult though.
    Stephanie Brooke 6 months ago
    Really tasty! Definitely better the second day when it is more firm we served it with mashed cauliflower for a really home style meal
    Miles 6 months ago
    Not at all what I expected.
    Lesley Khan 7 months ago
    Very crumbly probably won’t make it again
    Lionel Roudaut 7 months ago
    I really like it . Even my non vegan partner enjoyed it . It needs to cool down to harden
    Wally Devereaux 7 months ago
    I consider myself a pretty good cook and followed this recipe to a “t” but it came out crumbly and not favorable, save yourself the time and money and find another recipe. maybe if you want try add some vegetable stock to make it more moist. not sure why you need to cook it so long and on so high a temperature maybe do it at 350 for 20 minutes with the glaze on it. tossed it in the trash bummer.
    Sarah 7 months ago
    Sauce is delicious, not a huge fan of the loaf
    Persua 7 months ago
    I liked it but it didn’t quite turn it as I expected. Still, it was good, and a nice way to bet some veggies on your plate.
    Kerry M. 7 months ago
    It was delicious! i will create more meals from this! i did it almost exactly as directed except for a few mistakes i made along the way...but thats what makes each recipe unique❣️. hope ypu all enjoy this as mich as i did
    Jasmijn 8 months ago
    The topping was very nice, but i think i accidentally added too many chickpeas, so the flavour of the ‘meatloaf’ was not as flavoury as i expected. Will try to get the flavours better next time!
    Jenn 8 months ago
    The topping is really good, the loaf tasted okay the night of, but had a weird smell and not so good the next day.
    Taylor Simpkins 8 months ago
    I LOVE THIS!!! I love this recipe so much!!!!!!!
    Cynthia Paquim 8 months ago
    We didn’t eat it because it tasted horrible. I think we didn’t like it because the liquid smoke.
    Claire Hughes 8 months ago
    First time we made this today we added hot pepper sauce and came out fantastic. Was a bit dubious about making this after reading the reviews. Think you just need to go for it and and a bit of flavorings / seasonings you like. Will be making again for sure. Key is not to over blend it.
    Kellie McDonald 8 months ago
    This recipe is an absolute family favourite
    Teresa 10 months ago
    Turned out a little dry, but that was probably my fault. I was worried about it being too wet so I cooked it a bit longer. Flavors were good though and I’ll definitely make again.
    Zoe W. 10 months ago
    Did not care for this, no one did. Would rather eat the chick peas as chick peas and skip the work - disappointing.
    Vita 10 months ago
    Was terrible Follow instructions. Will never make this again
    Lauren Knight a year ago
    It was delicious, but it never firmed up. We are just going to scoop it out and make meatballs.
    Connie Kersting a year ago
    I loved this chickpea loaf, as did my husband and sister who are not vegan. I did add a little more maple syrup to the topping. Mine was a little thick and tasted too much tomato. Next time I would add some mustard to the loaf mixture, then it would be very similar to a family recipe. Loved this and will make it again, probably many times!
    J O $ H a year ago
    Didn’t come out as great as expected, the texture was way off. But with some modifications it could be great
    Georgia F. a year ago
    The meatloaf is delicious! Took the advice of other reviewers and made a few changes. I added mushrooms and soaked the flax seeds in chickpea juice. I'm definitely going to make this again and can't wait to share with my family.