Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beetloaf. I LOVE meatloaf???
I was totally Randy Parker as a small child. I was a picky eater who would happily have lived on PB sandwiches (no jam), and mac and cheese.
And I despised meatloaf.
My mother, however, insisted on making it often when I was a little kid. It was the early 80s, money was tight, and a meatloaf went a long way in feeding a family of four.
So, more nights than not, it graced our dining room table…and I pushed it around my plate until someone caved and made me a peanut butter sandwich instead.
Fast forward 40ish years, and here I am, serving the best-ever VEGAN meat(less)loaf to my kids. (I may have put it on a hamburger bun and told them it was a “burger”…)🤭
I don’t know if it’s the fact that I just never loved meat as a kid – even before I went vegetarian (or vegan), or that I just didn’t like the way my mother made hers, but all of a sudden, I am singing meat(less) loaf’s praises.
Made with @gardein beefless crumble, a whole lotta seasoning and the most amazing topping, this meat(less) loaf is easy, delish and totally kid-approved!
Best-ever Vegan Meatloaf
- 3 tbsp JUSTEgg plant-based liquid egg
- 350 grams Lightlife vegan ground
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning blend
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp sumac
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk
- 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp ketchup, divided
- 2 tbsp tamari, divided
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350F and spray or lightly grease a 9” loaf pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the just egg, lightlife ground, onion, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, sumac, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Add the milk, 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of tamari and mix well to form the meatloaf. Don’t be afraid to use your hands to get it well-mixed. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan and press down to pack it firmly.
- In another small bowl, mix together 1/3 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon tamari and the brown sugar. Spread evenly on top of the meatloaf. Bake, uncovered for 50 minutes. Cool slightly before slicing.