The New Meatloaf

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This savory veggie-meatloaf dish is a family favorite; a recipe that Mom gave me which she received from a friend of a friend.  You know how that goes.

A couple of things to note. I use the Griller Crumbles by MorningStar Farms, however I personally prefer the Worthington Vegetarian Burger, if I have it on hand.  Though it’s not as readily accessible to acquire.  The MorningStar Farms products can be found in your local grocer’s freezer aisle.

Secondly, I like to give my bread cubes what’s called the “Roberts’ Tan.” Meaning, I like to brown the bread really well while sauteing. Also during the saute process I cover the skillet so the moisture is trapped, softening the bread.

I gave this recipe to my friend Mike when he opened up his vegetarian restaurant Green Vegetarian Cuisine, and he was able to create a vegan version by substituting butter for margarine and replacing the cheese with a vegan variety.  He reports that he receives rave reviews from vegetarians and meat consumers alike.

Neatloaf

Neatloaf

Saute:
1 chopped Onion
1 stick of Butter
6 slices Whole Wheat Bread, cube 1 inch squares

Add to:
1 bag of MorningStar Meal Starters Griller Recipe Crumbles
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
4 Eggs
1 tea. Garlic Powder
1 tea. Sage

Heat oven to 350F
Place in greased 9x9x2 pan.

Place on top of Neatloaf the following Sweet & Sour Glaze before Cooking.

Sweet & Sour Glaze
1 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tea. Garlic Powder
1 tea. Lemon Juice

Cook for 35-40 minutes.

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3 responses

  1. Hi Ellen,

    Thanks for the recipe! Tried a Vegie Meatloaf last week that tasted good, but did not hold together…looking at your recipe I’ve discovered why so anxious to try again with this one. Another tip to those who may not want to use a soy product…Quorn is another brand of crumbles that are soy free. Having fun following your blog! 🙂

    • I haven’t tried Quorn before. I think I’ve seen it here at Central Market and Whole Foods. Thanks for the tip, I’ll have to give it a try. Let me know how this recipe works out for you and if the family likes it. Paul would eat to whole dish if I allowed him!

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