I think you either like meatloaf or loathe it and think it taste like the medieval dish some say it came from. I am one of those that really enjoy it and being a vegetarian I am always looking for great ways to make it, from beans and legumes to whey and other protein. Some of these would turn out great while others would fall apart or not taste so great. So when I came across a new but processed meatless meat I thought I would try it out for meatloaf. I kept the recipe for this meatless meat loaf classic all except the fact it is vegetarian friendly.
To go along the meatloaf is a great twist to comfort food side dish instead of rice or potatoes, it is cauliflower rice with broccoli and instead of cheese from cows this cheese is still creamy but from cashews. Now before I loose you with that just read the recipe and hopefully try it but if all else subsite with real cheese, I am sure it will still be delicious.
1 14 ounce pack of shredded meatless ground ( I used Meatless Farm)
1 large egg
1/2 to 2/3 cup of breadcrumbs ( the amount is up to how firm your meatless ground is)
1 small white onion minced
3-4 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce ( if you don’t eat meat make sure you use a vegetarian friendly version)
Salt, black pepper, onion and garlic powder per taste
Ketchup for on top
In a bowl add all ingredients except ketchup, mix well, form into a loaf then place into a lightly coated (spray or greased) loaf pan. Poke three holes down the center pour ketchup on top spread around. Bake covered for 35-40 minutes then uncovered for 15 minutes.
Cauliflower Rice Broccoli Gratin:
3/4 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup + 3 tablespoon nutritional yeast
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 medium cauliflower (3 cups) ( can use already frozen cauliflower rice)
2 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1/4 cup arrow root ( can use cornstarch)
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 black pepper
2 cups chopped broccoli
To make vegan cheese – cashews, yeast, salt, garlic powder in a food processor blend together, then set a side. ( omit this step if using other cheese)
Turn cauliflower into rice or if you are using already frozen cauliflower rice move on to next step.
In sauce pan add oil, arrow root (cornstarch) then milk. Stirring some while it thickens then add cheese. In lightly greased 9×13 pan add cauliflower rice and broccoli pour over the cheese sauce. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes
Remove meatloaf and cauliflower rice dish from oven, slice/scoop and enjoy!