Meatless “Meatloaf”

Today’s meatless recipe is for Meatless “Meatloaf”, a favorite comfort food. There are a lot of variations on this recipe, but this is our favorite basic recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/8 cups green lentils
2 1/4 cups water
6 slices white bread, torn into small pieces
2 eggs
1 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 packet dry vegetable soup mix
1/3 cup dried bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine lentils and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 40 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
3. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups cooked lentils, bread, eggs, broth, tomato paste, basil, garlic powder, black pepper, parsley, olive oil, and dry soup mix. Spread into prepared pan.
4. Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle top with dry bread crumbs, and continue baking another 10 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

What is your favorite variation?

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