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Create your own meat-free loaf?  Simply select one ingredient from each category, except Seasonings and Vegetable Seasonings, of which several can be used.


Legumes - 2 cups
cooked legumes of any variety, such as:  lentils, kidney beans, garbanzos, pinto beans, soybeans, or tofu, etc.

Grains - 1 to 2 cups
whole grain bread crumbs, rolled or quick oats, cooked brown rice or millet, Grape-Nuts cereal, crushed whole grain cereal flakes, whole grain cracker crumbs, whole grain croutons, etc.

Nuts - 1/2 cup, chopped or ground
almonds, cashews, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, etc.

Liquid - 1 to 1 1/2 cups
broth from cooked vegetables, plain soy, nut, or grain milk, tomato juice or sauce, V8, etc.

Binder - 1

2 Tbsp. soy flour,  2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour,  2 to 3 Tbsp. gluten flour,  3 Tbsp. potato flour,  3 Tbsp. minute tapioca,  1/2 cup cooked oatmeal,  1/2 cooked "cream of wheat", 

2 Tbsp. soaked mung beans, blended, etc.


Seasonings - 1/2 to 2 tsp. of one or several as desired

cumin, sweet basil, Italian seasoning, oregano, parsley flakes, rosemary, sage, All-Purpose Seasoning, celery salt, garlic or onion salt or powder, salt, etc.

Vegetable Seasonings - 1 or more

1 chopped onion,  1 to 2 cloves minced garlic,  2 to 3 Tbsp. chopped pimiento, 

1/4 cup chopped celery,  1/4 cup chopped green peppers, handful fresh parsley, etc.


General Directions:
*Mix all selected ingredients together.  Press into a sprayed loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  

*Serve with a light gravy, if desired.  Can also be sliced and used as a sandwich filling.  Freezes well.

For Patties or Meatballs:  

*Mix selected ingredients together.  Form into patties or meatballs
and bake, or brown in a sprayed nonstick griddle.  

*For uniform shape and size of patties, use a canning jar ring and lid.  Place lid inside ring and fill with loaf mixture.  Invert over prepared pan, push lid and mixture through ring.  If lid sticks to patty, slide a table knife between mixture and lid.  You can also dip the lid and ring into water before filling it each time.


Examples of Loaves: One of a Kind Loaf and The Good Loaf

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