Vegetarian Lentil Loaf

    2 hours

    Brown rice, lentils, breadcrumbs, onions and tomatoes are combined with eggs and herbs and then baked. Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes, if desired.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 150g (5 oz) green lentils
    • 75g (3 oz) brown rice
    • 50g (2 oz) wheatgerm
    • 175g (6 oz) dried breadcrumbs
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 100g (4 oz) passata
    • 1 dessertspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
    • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • grated mozzarella cheese (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr45min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Cook lentils and brown rice according to packet directions.
    2. In a large bowl, mash lentils. To the lentils add wheatgerm, breadcrumbs, brown rice, eggs, onion, thyme, passata, ketchup, soy sauce and cheese. Pour into 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin.
    3. Bake, covered, for 1 hour.

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    This is now one of my favorite fake meat recipes. I did alter slightly. I replaced wheat germ with flax seed meal, used fresh bread crumbs, used a couple sprinkles of dried minced onion instead of fresh, used cheddar cheese and covered top with barbecue sauce. Also, replaced crushed tomatoes with 1/3 cup marinara sauce. Good texture and flavor. Will make again.  -  14 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a fabulous recipe for our vegetarian household! Cook the lentils and rice with more water than usual to make the loaf not so dry. I also mix a little cheese into the loaf and then sprinkle some more on the top. This is truly the best vege-loaf I've ever had!  -  21 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was REALLY good, moist and tasty. I used fresh breadcrumbs instead of dried (4 slices wholemeal bread), green lentils instead of brown, left out the wheatgerm, added 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 shredded carrot and 2 sticks chopped celery. Also I topped it with BBQ sauce before cooking, and cooked for 1 1/2 hours. My husband loved it too.  -  20 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)