Monday, September 7, 2009

Vegetarian Meatloaf

Yes, I see the irony. But this is one of those recipes that I got from sister and I don't know its proper name or where it came from*. But it looks like a meatloaf but it's vegetarian....

Anyway, Steph from MooBear was challenged to share a recipe using one ingredient from the person who challenged her - which she did here - and then she challenged me. So I chose onions and here is a 'Vegetarian Meatloaf' recipe. It's quick and easy (the way I cook) and delicious (what I hope for when I cook).

75g uncooked macaroni pasta
125g brown lentils
2 cups breadcrumbs
1 onion, grated or finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
2 stalks of celery, chopped
60g pine nuts
¼ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup water
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce

I didn't have celery and only a small carrot when I made this one so I added a grated zucchini instead.

1. Cook pasta
2. Heat oven to 180 C
3. Combine dry ingredients, including cooked pasta and mix well
4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well
5. Cook until browning on top (about 20-30 minutes)

Now because I'm terrible at tagging people, I'll leave this up to you. If you'd like to take up the recipe challenge, choose an ingredient from this recipe and post a recipe using that ingredient on your blog. Otherwise, whip yourself up a Vegetarian Meatloaf..... you wont be disappointed!

*I'm sorry I don't know the source or who to credit for this recipe.


Stephanie and Carlos said...

YAY... Nikki you sound much happier and I might have to give your recipe a go!! Big Hugs!!!

xo Steph

yardage girl said...

Yum - this sounds great - will give it a go! Thanks!

pepper said...

oh YUM! it is ironical, not any more than 'not-bacon' though.. did you know that amityville boronia hosts a 'recipe monday' meme? every monday too, just in case with great recipes like this you wanted to join!
x Pepper

Cathy said...

perfect - I have a vegetarian coming for dinner in the holidays- we will give this a try.

Tania said...

1. Because that's one less meal I have to dream up for that weekly plan thing.
2. Because how did I end up with approximately 3kg of brown lentils in my pantry?
3. Because it has pasta in it and that guarantees it will be kid-eaten.
4. I can put off the weekly shop one more day.
5. It sounds SCRUMMY.

m.e (Cathie) said...

I agree with Tania about the pasta...but hey, sometimes they eat the pasta in things and never anything around it :)
hope you are better sweet Nikki ♥

Anonymous said...

this sounds sooo delicious Nikki I will HAVE to try it

clare's craftroom said...

Ooh sounds good , I'm gonna try it , thanks .

Miss Muggins said...

Sounds and looks delicious. Reminds me that I have some pine nuts in the pantry that are begging for a recipe to do them justice!

Brenda said...

You did good! I'm a major carnivore, but I'd give this recipe a go!

Treacle Beak said...

Looks yum Nik ... might even fool Wal! Shall give it a try.

Julianne {chasingsnails} said...

I was just having a bitch and moan to DH that I need some new recipes... mmm, Worcestershire sauce, we used to dare each-other to drink that stuff and HP.

Sandrine said...

This has all the requirement of the moment...quick, nutritious and kids friendly and seems delicious!

planettreasures said...

sounds and looks yummy, and easy. thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

I think I'm going to have to try this one. Sounds like a winner!
xoxo andrea

tea with lucy said...

I'm just on a new great recipe finding roll at the moment! Thanks heaps for this. It's down for Monday on the meal plan for next week.

Anonymous said...

Irony nothing! I live in an extended family of rotten carnivores, and recipes like this manage the almost impossible feat of satisfying everyone. The look of surprise on my father's face especially is worth it as he tucks into something meatless.