I am a mom of 4. I love to cook and try new recipes.
Every once in awhile a new recipe is tried and the family often responds with "mom..it's a keeper" meaning add this one to the family recipe book. So here I've compiled them all in one spot so they're easy to get to and add to. Hope you enjoy them as much as we have, and maybe they'll be keepers for you as well.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Super Yummy Vegetarian meatloaf

2 cups water

1 t salt
1 c. lentils

Boil water and cook lentils until soft.  Approximately 25 min. 

1 white onion, diced
1 c. quick-cooking oat or 1 c. bread crumbs
3/4 c. grated cheese (no cheese sauce would work or use vegan cheese)
1 egg, beaten (egg replacer)
1/4 c. tomato sauce
1/4 c. BBQ sauce (with no corn syrup or frutose)
2 T. garlic, minced
1/2 c. BBQ sauce for topping

Remove lentils from stove top and add to blender.  Blend until smooth, adding small amounts of water to a (peanut butter like consistency).  In a bowl mix onions with oats/bread crumbs, grated cheese and garlic.  Add lentils to mix and stir well incorporating all ingredients.  In small bowl mix tomato sauce with BBQ sauce and egg.  Add to lentil mix and mix well. 

Grease a loaf pan/bread pan and pour lentil mix into pan.  Pat down top to make it smooth.  Bake at 350 for 30-35 min.  Top with 1/2 c. BBQ sauce and cook an additional 10 min. 

Let cool and serve.

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