Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Vegan Cheesy BBQ Meatloaf

Vegan Cheesy BBQ Meatloaf

Comfort can be cheesy, it could be sweet, or it could be savory but either way all around it is satisfying and all you want after enjoying it, is to have it over and over again. This recipe combines the cheesy, sweet, and savory combination with a meatloaf that will knock your socks off. Quick and easy as well, your family will be asking for more and wondering why they haven't tried this before. I hope you and/or your family likes this next dish. Enjoy!

Vegan Cheesy BBQ Meatloaf

Ingredients

Meatloaf

1 Gimme Lean Vegan Beef Log
2/3 cups grated vegan cheese (I used Daiya Jack)
1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce
2 Tablespoon ketchup
Salt to taste, depending on what vegan meat you use
Ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon vegan bacon bits
1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
1 Tablespoon Parsley, dried or fresh (finely minced if fresh)
4 teaspoon plain prepared hummus (I use Sabra brand)
1 Tablespoon oil, I used olive

Optional

-Add veggies to the meatloaf that you like and mix in. I like 1/4 red pepper, 1/4 cup green pepper, and 1/2 cup of onions sauteed in a pan with a little oil until caramelized and soft and added to the meatloaf after sauteed. It bulks it up and makes it heartier. Add what you like or leave the meatloaf without and either way its delish!

Topping

1/4 cup ketchup
1/8 cup barbecue sauce
Parsley to sprinkle on top (optional)

Directions

Heat the oven to 375 degrees 

Grease a loaf pan or small baking dish and set aside for meatloaf.

*Make sure you have everything ready before the mixing because your hands will be too messy to do anything else...so hold your calls. 

Pour vegan meat log into a large bowl. Add all your ingredients but the vegan cheese (save) and mix with your hands until just combined. Once meat mixture is together, now you can add the vegan cheese and mix to combine.

Place the meat mixture into the greased dish and spread around until it meets the sides and is 1/2 inch thick. Be prepare to wash your hands after, you get a little messy. 

Bake for 40 minutes. Half way through the baking (20 minutes in), place the remaining 1/4 cup ketchup and 1/8 cup barbecue sauce topping on top of the meat. Sprinkle with parsley (optional) and continue cooking for the remaining 20 minutes. When done with the cooking I turned off the oven and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes in the oven before serving . Once set and out of oven arrange on a serving platter and serve with mashed potatoes, homemade vegan mac and cheese (recipe listed as well) and a green salad, or your favorite sides. Serves even better as a leftover meatloaf sandwich the next day. Enjoy!


Meatloaf after Baking


-Amy