Quinoa Lentil Loaf

Here is a perfect dinner idea for Meatless Monday, or any other day for that matter!!  This hearty quinoa lentil loaf will satisfy the biggest of appetites.  My rich mushroom gravy elevates this dish and is a perfect addition to this meal.  This is a great idea for your Vegan Thanksgiving.  Be sure to check out my blog for my mushroom gravy recipe.

Quinoa Lentil Loaf

  • 2 c cooked lentils
  • 2 c cooked quinoa
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 c carrots grated
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 c panko bread crumbs
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1 t sage
  • 1 t basil
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 2 flax eggs (1 T flaxmeal + 3 T water = 1 egg)
  • 3 t dijon mustard
  • 3 t horseradish

Topping

  • 4 T brown sugar
  • 4 T liquid Aminos
  • 2 T dijon mustard
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Cook lentils according to directions

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  • Chop onion, grate carrots and mince garlic
  • Saute onions until translucent

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  • Add carrots and garlic, continuing to saute until soft
  • Make flax eggs in small bowl and set aside

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  • Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl and set aside

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  • Mash lentils in large bowl with fork or potato masher

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  • Add spices, dijon mustard and horseradish to lentils and stir

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  • Stir in carrots, onions and flax eggs

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  • Add quinoa and bread crumbs, stirring until incorporated

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  • Press lentil mixture into loaf pan

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  • Pour 2-3 T of topping over loaf and spread
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until heated thru
  • Spread another 2-3 T of topping over loaf about half way thru baking

Enjoy!!

I have served this loaf with roasted vegetables like brussel sprouts and parsnips, mashed and roasted potatoes would be just as tasty.  I will often make a double batch of this recipe and make mini loaves in muffin tins.  Then I freeze the muffins and pull them out for a quick dinner.

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2 comments

  1. Hi there! What size loaf pan are you using for this? Is it just a regular bread pan? The picture just looks a little bigger than that. Can’t wait to try it!

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