Really Good Vegetarian Meatloaf (really!)

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High in fiber and protein, low in fat, easy and really yummy! I've always think meatloaf looks and smells so delicious and savory so, as a vegetarian, I decided to make a no-meat version! This is basically our favorite meatloaf recipe but with cooked mashed lentils instead of ground meat. The result is a very tasty dinner!

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  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 egg
  • add   1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • add   1 cup lentils
  • add   1 small onion
  • add   1 teaspoon dried basil
  • add   1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • add   4 1/2 ounces spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce
  • add   1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • add   3/4 cup grated cheese (cheddar, swiss, jack or american)
  • add   1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • add   2 cups water
  • add   1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt

Instructions

  1. Add salt to water and boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add lentils and simmer covered 25-30 minutes, until lentils are soft and most of water is evaporated.
  3. Remove from fire.
  4. Drain and partially mash lentils.
  5. Scrape into mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Stir in onion, oats and cheese until mixed.
  7. Add egg, tomato sauce, garlic, basil, parsley, seasoning salt and pepper.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Spoon into loaf pan that has been generously sprayed with Pam (non-stick cooking spray) or well-greased.
  10. Smooth top with back of spoon.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30- 45 minutes until top of loaf is dry, firm and golden brown.
  12. Cool in pan on rack for about 10 minutes.
  13. Run a sharp knife around edges of pan then turn out loaf onto serving platter.
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charmingshape 09:11, 18 Oct 2012

Yet ANOTHER recipe that has been STOLEN from Food.com

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