Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Favorite, Fast-Fix Vegan Entree: Vegetarian Meatloaf

I thought I would offer my favorite, fast-fix vegan entrée for you vegan fans. This is such a quick and easy main dish. I buy the Boca Burgers in bulk at Costco—real frugal and stores in the freezer for a couple months. This recipe also freezes well in individual servings.

16 Boca Burgers, thawed
1 ½ 16-ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained and chopped
1 cup red peppers, chopped
1 cup green peppers, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
2 tsp. garlic, minced
3 T fresh basil, chopped
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup egg whites or Bob's Egg Replacer
½ cup plus 2 T low sodium, sugar-free barbecue sauce

1. Process Boca Burgers and beans in a food processor. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, except 2T of barbecue sauce. Add the burger mixture, and mix well.
2. Place the burger mixture in a loaf pan, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, covered, for 30 minutes. Top with an additional 2 T barbecue sauce, and bake, uncovered, for an additional 15 minutes.
Yields: 10. Serving size: 1 inch slice. Nutritional content: 125 Calories per slice, 0g fat, 14g protein, 16g carbohydrates, 255mg sodium.

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