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Lentil Candy Potato Meatloaf


This Lentil Candy Potato Loaf is my new go-to plant-based meatloaf.

lentil sweet potato meatloaf sliced to serve

This vegan meatloaf loaf brings conventional savory flavors along with a touch of sweetness from the potatoes. The substances are healthful and nutritious, and but it isn’t labor-intensive.

This recipe may also be present in Dreena’s Variety Kitchen. I created this recipe as a neater model of my no-fu loaf. I really like the no-fu, however I needed one thing that I might prep even faster. One thing fast like my Autumn Dinner Loaf.

lentil sweet potato meatloaf

The short prep comes from batch-cooking – candy potatoes, particularly.

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The candy potatoes add a slight sweetness, in addition to a moist texture and a stupendous shade to this lentil loaf.

lentil sweet potato meatloaf

After you have the candy spuds cooked, you possibly can attain for ready-cooked lentils (like Dealer Joe’s) and let the processor do the remainder of the work. (nicely, principally!)

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In case you are additionally a fan of my fashionable No-Fu Loaf, I believe you’ll love this candy potato meatloaf. It’s a little simpler and incorporates these lovely candy spuds… simply take a look at the colour!

lentil sweet potato meatloaf sliced

I shared a demo of this vegan meatloaf recipe, watch and get some further suggestions (plus enter to WIN a replica of Dreena’s Variety Kitchen) by commenting on the video.

Recipe follows… blissful cooking! x Dreena

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Lentil and Candy Potato Meatloaf

This loaf brings conventional savory flavors along with a touch of sweetness from the potatoes. It holds collectively nicely and is surprisingly straightforward to prep. With batch-cooking candy potatoes and having lentils on the prepared, the meals processor takes care of the remainder of the work!

Course entree, Major Course
Key phrase lentils, candy potatoes

Components

  • 2 cups cooked brown lentils divided
  • 1 cup cooked orange candy potato flesh cooled
  • 1/2 cup cooked pink or Yukon Gold potato flesh cooled
  • 1 medium-large clove garlic peeled
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or
  • 1 tablespoon recent oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 11/2 teaspoons recent thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • Freshly floor black pepper to style
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray or wipe a glass loaf pan with a smidgen of oil and line with parchment paper, letting the paper overhang the edges of the dish.

  • In a meals processor, mix 1 cup of the lentils, the potatoes, garlic, tomato paste, tamari, onion flakes, flax meal, balsamic, tahini, oregano, thyme, celery seed, and black pepper. Puree briefly, till pretty nicely mixed however not utterly smoothed out. Add the remaining 1 cup lentils, the oats, and the pumpkin seeds and pulse a few occasions, scraping down the bowl as wanted, till the combination is pretty nicely mixed however nonetheless has texture—take care to not overprocess. Take away the blade and use a silicone spatula to combine a bit of extra by hand.

  • Switch the combination to the ready loaf pan. Easy out with a spatula to evenly distribute the loaf within the dish. For the topping, you have got a few choices. You possibly can mash the extra candy potato and unfold it excessive, then sprinkle with a number of pinches of salt and pepper. Or, you possibly can go along with a extra conventional topping of ketchup or barbecue sauce, spreading it on high with a spatula or brush.

  • Cowl the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for half-hour, then take away the foil and bake for an additional 6–7 minutes, till the topping is ready. Take away from the oven and let cool within the pan for five–10 minutes. Raise the loaf out of the dish utilizing the parchment. Slice and serve!

Notes

Recipe Renewal! Leftover meatloaf?

  • Break up leftovers into bite-size items and roll into “meatballs.” Bake at 375ºF for quarter-hour, or till heated by way of and browning in spots (or one other jiffy for a crispier texture), and serve with pasta.
  • Use in sandwiches or tortilla wraps for lunches.



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