"Meat" Loaf

3/4 cup dry lentils
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup ground walnuts (try 1/4 cup, and 1/4 cup oats)
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1 1/2 tsp no-salt seasoning
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 T soy sauce
2 T apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup unsweetened ketchup
2 T mustard
2 T unsweetened ketchup
1 tsp maple syrup
1 T balsamic vinegar

  • Place the lentils, onion, and carrot in a pot, and cover with vegetable broth
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer until lentils are completely cooked
  • Mash lentils and mix with walnuts, flax seeds and spices
  • Mix the rice with tomato sauce, soy sauce, 1/4 cup ketchup, vinegar and mustard
  • Combine the lentil mixture with the rice mixture and spread into a 2 qrt casserole dish
  • Refrigerate for a few hours
  • Before baking, mix the 2 T ketchup with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar
  • Pour over the "meat" loaf and bake at 325 for 1 hour
  • Cover and let it cool off before cutting

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