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Lentil Loaf

Apr 23, 2020 | Acupuncture, Well Packs, Wellness

    This Lentil Loaf is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes.  It is a hearty and nutritious meal that is high in fiber, protein and is sure to fill you up. I love to make this recipe and serve it with a Vegetarian Gravy (see recipe below) and Cauliflower mash, by my carnivorous husband uses it as a side to a roast. Healthy and versatile, my favorite combination!

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of brown lentils cooked and cooled

– 2 Tbsp olive oil

– 1 medium carrot grated

– 2 stalks of celery grated

– 1 medium onion grated

– 2 cloves of garlic grated

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 1/4 tsp pepper

– 2 eggs*

– 2 Tbsp dijon mustard

– 1/3 cup quick cooking oats

– 1/3 cup oat flour (or any other multi-purpose flour)

 

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9 inch loaf pan.

– Place lentils in a large mixing bowl and mash with the back of a spoon leaving half of the lentils mashed and half whole. 

– Add grated vegetables to lentils and mix well. 

– Add in the flax eggs and mustard to the bowl with the lentils and mix well.

– Slowly add in the oats and oat flour to the lentils and mix until well combined.

– Move mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes.  

– Remove from oven let sit for 5 minutes to settle, serve warm and enjoy!**

 

**To Freeze, allow load to cool, then slice into serving sizes, wrap in saran wrap and freeze

*To make vegan replace eggs with flax eggs (1 Flax eggs = 1 Tbsp of ground flaxseed and 3 Tbsp of water, mix and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before using in recipe)

Vegetarian Gravy Recipe:

Ingredients:

-3 Tbsp of butter, or butter replacment

-2 Tbsp all purpose flour, or all purpose gluten free flour

-2 cups of vegetable broth

-2 tsp soy sauce or tamari

– 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Directions:

-In a small sauce pain melt butter over medium heat. Once melted add flour and whisk mixture together creating a roux

-Cook roux for 2 minutes whisking continuously, then add 1 3/4 cups of the vegetable broth.

-Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and allow mixture to simmer for about 5 minutes or until it begins to thicken.

-Add in soy sauce and thyme and stir until well combined. 

-If the gravy is too thick, add the remaining vegetable broth, stir well, and remove from heat.

-Serve hot over your favorite dish and enjoy!

2 Comments

  1. Thanks Anna! I am going to make the vegan version tomorrow. It looks great!

  2. Thank you! Let me know how it comes out and if you have any questions 🙂

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