Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Veggie Loaf

It has taken me a while to come up with my own veggie loaf! I used my meatloaf recipe and tailored it to be vegetarian.



12 oz. package of Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters™ Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™ (or any other meat substitute you like)

½ green zucchini –thinly sliced

½ yellow squash -thinly sliced

½ red bell pepper -diced

½ c. onion -diced

1 clove garlic -diced

½ c. carrots –diced

2 eggs

¾ c. bread crumbs

½ milk

½ c. ketchup

½ tsp. salt (or Nature’s Seasoning®)

¼ tsp. pepper


¾ c. ketchup

1 tsp prepared mustard

1 tbsp. brown sugar

½ red bell pepper –thinly sliced into strips/or diced

½ c. onion –thinly sliced into strips/or diced

(Sometimes I just use onion if I don’t have enough red bell pepper.)


Mix the bread crumbs, milk and eggs and let sit for 10 minutes.

Thinly slice the yellow squash, green zucchini and then the red bell pepper and onion for the top (set aside).

Dice the rest of the red bell pepper, onion, garlic, and carrots for the loaf.

Mix the ketchup, mustard and brown sugar for the topping.

(If you prefer you can use just ketchup or ketchup and brown sugar.)

Once the bread crumb/milk/egg mix has set mix it into the Morningstar crumbles with the veggies, ketchup, salt and pepper.

Pack it into a loaf shape inside a 3-4 quart baking dish.

Coat the loaf with the ketchup/mustard/sugar topping and place the red bell pepper and onion on top.

Bake for 1 ½+ hours at 350 degrees or until it cuts well/is cooked.

Makes 4 – 6 servings.


Serving suggestion: Garlic mashed potatoes with brown gravy and a salad.

Sometimes, for a side, I use the left over zucchini/squash and sautee it in olive oil with other veggies, onion and garlic.