Pretty often we are making a mistake thinking that meatloaf won’t be tasteful without ground meat. Well, ground meat is the main part of every meatloaf but some very practical and smart people figure out that vegetarians can also enjoy this meal. Here are some of the most delicious recipes of meatloaf without meat. Whether you are vegetarian, or you just want to clean your body from fats, you really should try some of these.
1. Meatloaf with lentils and cheese
Lentils have become one of the most popular legumes. As you know lentils are pretty low in calories and high in nutrition. The perfect ingredient for tasty diet.
Besides, it is good for your heart and digestive health, it can stabilize your blood sugar and increase your energy. Boil 1 cup of lentils in 2 cups of salty water, drain it and scrape into the mixing bowl. Let it cool for a few minutes.
Mix one onion, a few oats, and a swiss cheese add an egg, tomato sauce, garlic, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Then mix it all together. Spoon a loaf pan, grease it well and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until the top of loaf become firm and golden brown.
2. Meatloaf with mushrooms and dried tomato
Who doesn’t like mushrooms? They are super delicious and you can prepare it in the numerous ways. Furthermore, they are healthy and it is proved that they can increase your immune system and kick up your metabolism.
When you add dried tomato in that combination you will have a true vitamin boost in your body. This recipe is pretty simple… Whisk together two eggs, water, and breadcrumbs. Put that a side. Heat up a large skillet, add olive oil, garlic, mushrooms and dried tomatoes.
Cook until the liquid form mushrooms has evaporated. Cool the mixture. Add the breadcrumbs and the grated cheese in it, and bake it for 30 minutes. Simple, heathy and very, very delicious! Mediterranean on your kitchen table.
3. Meatloaf with asparagus
We can’t imagine how vegetables can be useful in fighting many diseases. One of them is asparagus. Wether you like it or not, you have to admit that these veggies are very healthy.
Your simple mushroom meatloaf increase with asparagus and a few bell peppers. Mix it together and prepare it the way you like the most. Add some fresh rosemary, basil, and thyme… Mmm, yummy! Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and E, fiber, folate, and chromium.
So, eating asparagus might be helpful in order to protect your body and fight with bone, breast, colon or lung cancers. The most common sort of asparagus is green, but more and more often in supermarkets, you will find white asparagus.
4. Meatloaf with chickpeas
This is the proof that vegetarian version of meatloaf would be a safe bet! This delicious recipe is 100% vegan, and 100% healthy.
All you need is 3 cups of cooked chickpeas, 1 onion, 2 celery stalks, 2 carrots, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup of soy or almond milk, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and black pepper. You see?? All healthy ingredients!
As you probably know chickpeas are food with so little calories, but it is pretty healthy food, so you can combine it in so many ways, and it will become your favorite vegetable. It is good for your heart, digestion, cholesterol and blood pressure. It contains selenium, a mineral that plays a significant role in liver enzyme function. It helps detoxification some cancer-causing compounds in your body.
5. Meatloaf with tempeh and herbs
First of all, let’s say what tempeh is… Tempeh is an Indonesian dish made by deep-frying fermented soybeans. You can find it in every better-supplied grocery store.
For this recipe, you will need 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 cup of instant oatmeal, and a lot of herbs – 1 tbsp of sage, 1 tbsp of thyme, 1 tsp of oregano, 1 tbsp of parsley and 1 tbsp of marjoram. Add some soy and BBQ sauce and olive oil.
And remember, East Asian Nations are long-lived, that is because they eat healthily. soybeans, for example… Those small things have the ability to improve your metabolism, protect your heart, reduce effects of menopause, defend from cancer and improve digestive health.
6. Wheat germ meatloaf
Wheat germ has so many health benefits that you can’t imagine… It includes a boost to your immune system, prevents cardiovascular disease and cancer.
It also has anti-aging properties, which is great! It might have a positive effect on mental agility, stamina, muscle development and healing wounds. The wheat germs are good for digestion and can prevent damage to the arteries. Not to mention, that it can help in efforts to lose weight.
It is healthy, tasty, and can help you stay young and thin! Prepare delicious vegetarian meatloaf using crumbs, wheat germ, shredded cheese, tomato sauce, eggs, yellow mustard, onion, parsley, chili powder, salt, and sugar. Bake for 45 minutes. In the last 15 minutes of baking add topping sauce for better flavor.
7. Meatloaf with beans and sunflower kernels
Studies have shown that people who eat more beans have a lower risk of the heart disease. It can lower your cholesterol and can help you lose some weight.
But, beans also can be helpful fighting cancer and can help manage diabetes. That is the reason you should eat it as much as possible. Meatloaf with beans and chickpeas is tasty, heathy and easy to make.
Mix 1 cup of oats, 1 small diced onion, ½ large green pepper, 2 cloves of garlic, ½ cup of sunflower kernels, 1 can of chickpeas, 1 can of pinto beans, 2 tbsp of chili powder, 2 tbsp of vegan Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. For the glaze use ½ cup of ketchup, 2 tbsp of molasses, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 2 tablespoons of mustard and ¼ cup of water.
8. Meatloaf with brown rice
Brown rice is always the better choice than white rice because it contains a lot of good minerals such as selenium, manganese, and natural oils.
Every good component of brown rice can reduce the risk of developing illnesses such as cancer, hear disease and arthritis. It also can help your body to synthesize fats and help normalize cholesterol levels.
That’s way we decided to show you this magnificent recipe of „the meatless meatloaf“ with brown rice. Check this out… Mix 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil, 1 small diced onion, 1 garlic clove, ½ of green bell pepper, 4 vegan burgers, 3 tbsp of tahini, tomato sauce, low-sodium soy sauce, ½ cup of cooked brown rice, ½ cup of dried breadcrumbs, 1 tbsp of dry parsley.
9. Meatloaf with nutmeg
Garlic, onion, green and bell pepper, olive oil, breadcrumbs, ketchup, spices and ½ teaspoon of nutmeg will make meatless meatloaf even more delicious than the regular one.
And the secret is in one ingredient – nutmeg. You wouldn’t belive how tasty and healthy is this small thing. Nutmeg has almost calming effect so if you have some sleeping trouble, it might be helpful. It contains a lot of minerals that keep your immune system strong.
It is also god for skin and dealing with digestive problems. Nutmeg also has antibacterial properties that are good for your teeth. It is pretty helpful because it brings relief from muscular pain. Besides, it keeps your brain sharp, and it is often prescribed to stimulate blood circulation.
10. Meatloaf with parsley and herbs
Parsley is one of the most common herbs in preparation this kind of dishes. And it is the kind of vegetable that can spice up any meal.
In combination with celery, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, walnuts or pecans makes the perfect mix for tastiest meatless meatloaf. Add some fresh tomatoes and a little bit of garlic and you will make yourself the best vegetarian meal. Root or leaf – does not matter, because they are both very healthy.
It contains folate, vitamin C, A and K, calcium, iron, and carotene-beta that makes it one of the healthiest vegetables. All those ingredients are pretty good to your metabolism, immune system, skin, hair, eyes. Not to mention that some studies showed that parsley can be very helpful in order to fight different types of cancer.
11. Meatloaf with pecans and cheese
When it comes to vegetarian food, there are so many recipes that you can use to cook a delicious meal. Your imagination can be your cookbook!
If you haven’t tried yet, you certainly should try pecan in your recipes. For this delicious meatloaf, you have to get: 1 small carton cottage of cheese, 1/3 cup of pecan meal, 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese, 1 tsp of onion powder, 5 eggs and ½ cup of butter.
Mix it and bake at 350° for 60 minutes. Pecan is like the other nuts, but it offers many nutrients, antioxidants, minerals and vitamines that can help you with cardiovascular and digestive problems. It is good for bone, teeth, and hair. It reduces blood pressure and risk of stroke.