Meatless Meatloaf

Can you really make meatloaf without any meat? It’s a question that gets a lot of American home cooks thinking, especially if they’ve grown up in homes where meatloaf makes a regular, even weekly appearance at the dinner table. Meatloaf just isn’t meatloaf without the beef or pork… or is it? Give this recipe for meatless meatloaf a try to see for yourself.

You’d be surprised at how deceptively meaty this meatless meatloaf is. The secret is it uses dates and steak sauce. The diced dates mimic the sticky texture of ground beef while the steak sauce gives it the meaty taste and flavor. You really won’t miss the meat when you’ve had a slice of this loaf. This delicious recipe is from Donna of Apron Strings.


1 cup dry brown lentils
2 medium carrots, grated
1 cup diced Medjool dates
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons A-1 sauce
1/2 cup ground or very finely minced pecans
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
3 large eggs





Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Apron Strings.

Photo source

You may also like...