Top Engine 2 Recipes: Lynn’s Meatloaf

This is a great “meat” loaf recipe from one of the Engine 2 Pilot Study participants, Lynn Jocelyn. Lynn brought this to the Engine 2 pot-luck awards banquet and it disappeared before everyone could get a bite. She graciously brought two loaves over for Jill and me one week after Kole was born.

This meatloaf is wonderful the next day pan-fried on whole-grain bread with mustard, pickles and ketchup. Over the years, it has consistently been ranked as one of the top recipes on * Please note: This recipe is not compliant with our Seven-Day Rescue Challenge guidelines, and is best enjoyed after you’ve completed your Challenge.

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Engine 2 Lynn's Meatloaf


  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 10 ounces firm tofu, drained
  • ¼ cup walnuts, finely ground
  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown lentils
  • 1 ¼ cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon each thyme, sage and rosemary
  • Ketchup, to taste (for topping)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sauté celery, onion and garlic on high heat in skillet with a little water or low sodium vegetable broth for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and cool.

Mash tofu in a large bowl. Stir in cooked mixture and remaining ingredients, combining well. Spoon mixture into a loaf pan. Top with a layer of ketchup. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Servings: 6 to 8

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