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Hearty lentil and carrot meatloaf with homemade ketchup made in one bowl. Serve over mashed potatoes with fried sage!

lentil and carrot meatloaf

  • Author: Nicolette
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Hearty lentil and carrot meatloaf with homemade ketchup made in one bowl. Serve over mashed potatoes with fried sage! 


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Ingredients

LOAF INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 small onion 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 medium/large carrots
  • 2.5 cups cooked, cooled lentils
  • 1.5 cup oat flour 
  • .5 cup bread crumbs 
  • 1 cup ketchup (reserve 1/3 for topping)
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke 
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth 
  • 1 tsp mustard seed 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp thyme 
  • 1 tsp basil 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp salt

KETCHUP INGREDIENTS 

  • 12 oz tomato paste 
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp soy sauce 
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (sub date syrup for refined sugar free) 
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Process the onion, carrot and garlic together in the food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Process the lentils in the food processor until roughly chopped. Transfer to the large mixing bowl. 
  4. Process the oats in the food processor until you reach the consistency of a fine powder. Transfer to the large mixing bowl.
  5. In the mixing bowl, add the remaining loaf ingredients and mix until well combined. Be sure to reserve 1/3 of the ketchup for topping the loaf. 
  6. Transfer mixture to a parchment lined loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes. 
  7. After 30 minutes, remove the loaf, top with the reserved 1/3 ketchup and return to the oven for an additional 25 min.
  8. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving. I recommend serving with mashed potatoes and fried sage! 


Notes

  • Make sure your lentils are cooled before processing in food processor. If they are too warm they will not hold their shape. 
  • If you have a large enough food processor, you may be able to mix all ingredients together in food processor.
  • If you do not have parchment paper, you can oil the loaf pan instead. 
  • I highly recommend using the homemade ketchup recipe instead of regular ketchup, however I think regular ketchup would work in a pinch.

Keywords: meatloaf, one dish recipe, easy recipe, holiday dinner, vegan, plant-based

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