Meatless Monday — BBQ Neatloaf

Oct, 21, 2013

No, there is not a misspelling in title: since my meatloaf does not contain any meat, I simply call neatloaf. People who are foreign to a vegetarian lifestyle tend to think that all we eat are salads or side dishes, nothing hardy or comforting at all. My neatloaf is definitely hardy and a comfort food; and there is no salad in it, whatsoever. This recipe is a staple at our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and always blows even the most avid carnivore’s mind. It’s perfect with a side of mashed or roasted potatoes and green beans.

  •  1 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, gratedCookbook neatloaf
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms of your choice, chopped (I love Portobello or chanterelles)
  • 2 cups of nuts (I love hazel nuts and almonds)
  • 2 tsp. all purpose flour Or use gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp. BBQ sauce + extra for spreading on top of loaf
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to F400.

Mix nuts in a food processor until they are coarsely chopped. Cook mushrooms in a dry frying pan on medium heat for a few minutes. Set aside. Add olive oil, and sauté onion and garlic on medium heat for 2 minutes. Sprinkle flour and nutritional yeast over and blend. Add broth and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add everything else and blend well. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until top feels dry. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing it. Spread some more BBQ sauce over before serving. Yummm!!

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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