6 Recipes For Veggie Lovers

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5) Vegetarian Meatloaf (5 of 6)

Vegetarian Meatloaf

5) Vegetarian Meatloaf (5 of 6)

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Ingredients

Loaf:

  • 3 eggplants
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1 pound of tofu
  • 8 oz. of shiitake mushrooms (stemmed)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 cup of wheat germ
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of sage leaves (chopped)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of thyme leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of salt (kosher)
  • Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of red chili flakes

Mushroom Gravy:

  • 6 oz. of shitake mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp of butter (unsalted)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • Black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp of Sherry
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tsp of thyme leaves

Preparation

Loaf:

  1. Char the eggplants using an electric broiler.
  2. Wrap the eggplants in foil and allow it to steam for about 20 minutes.
  3. Take off the foil and wash the skin under warm water.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. In the food processor, grind the walnuts and place them in a bowl.
  6. Next, grind the mushrooms, eggplant, and tofu into small pieces.
  7. Add the mixture and the loaf ingredients into the bowl containing walnuts.
  8. Mix to combine and place the mixture into a casserole dish to bake for an hour.

Gravy:

  1. Add butter into a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms and stir for 8 minutes.
  3. Season the mushrooms with black pepper and salt.
  4. Spread the flour over the mushrooms and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add broth and sherry and bring it to a boil.
  6. Cook it for 2 minutes.
  7. Add thyme leaves, cream, and season it with black pepper and salt.
  8. Take out the loaf, slice it, and serve it with gravy.

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