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 Engine2.com. * 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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- 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