BBQ Lentil Meatloaf

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Ingredients

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped (optional)

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

  • 20 ounces firm, water-packed tofu, drained

  • 3/4 cup walnuts, finely ground

  • 3 cups cooked brown lentils or quinoa

  • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 6 tablespoons Bragg's or soy sauce or miso

  • 4 tablespoons  spaghetti sauce

  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon each thyme and marjoram

  • 1 teaspoon sage

Ingredients BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • 3 Tblsp. pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Spray 13x9 pan (or use non-stick silicone bake-ware)

  3. In blender, put garlic, onion, celery and walnuts.  Add 1 cup water.  Blend well.

  4. Mash tofu in large bowl.

  5. Stir in blender mixture and remaining ingredients, and combine well.

  6. Spoon mixture into 13x9 pan. Bake 20 minutes, then top with a layer of BBQ sauce.

  7. Bake for another 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Sebastian Latorre