Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Replace that Meatloaf.....Vegan Beet Loaf

Don't get this confused with my other beet loaf recipe, apple-beat loaf bread!  Clearly, this time I am doing a play on meat loaf.  I have already done a meat loaf version once before, but this time I wanted to incorporate beets, to give it that reddish, meat-like color. 

This recipe is quite simple with little-to no cooking, aside from baking the dish.  I mean, how much easier do you want it to get?!  Once again, this is another great recipe to sneak vegetables in to a dish that kids, or even you picky adult eaters may not usually choose to eat. 

Vegan Beet Loaf

 We all no that beets are a pain in the little butt to cook with.  Who wants everything to turn red?  Well no mess around here when working with beets!  To prevent this from happening, place saran wrap on your cutting board, or even just a plan old plastic bag.  Then, put some sanitary gloves on.  Don't have gloves?  No worries!  Go the ghetto route, and put plastic bags over your hands as well!  Voila!  No mess!

Ingredients:  (makes 1 5x9 baking loaf pan)
1 medium sized beet peeled
1 medium sized carrot peeled
1 small onion chopped
1 garlic minced
1 c cooked brown rice or quinoa
1/4 c chopped raw walnuts
1/4 c ketchup
2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
2-3 tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp apple vinegar cider
1 tbsp vegan steak sauce (optional)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp sriracha
1 - 1 1/4 c panko crumbs

Preheat oven 350.  Grate both beet and carrot completely.  Add all ingredients into food processor, except for bread crumbs.  Just blend so everything is mixed together.  Do no puree!  Transfer to bowl and stir in bread crumbs.  Spoon into baking tin and top with a bit more ketchup.  Cook for 35-5 minutes and then place on broil for about 5 minutes.  Allow to cool and serve.


  1. This is a fab recipe! I love that it is mostly vegetable based. The only substitution I made was to use steel cut oats, ground to a meal, instead of the panko crumbs. Probably a bit chewier than the regular recipe but still delicious! Thanks!!

    I was looking around your site and you have some wonderful recipes, they are just very hard to find. If I could make a suggestion, adding a search box to the site would probably make a lot of difference. Thanks again.

    1. Thank you for the kind words and comments! Have you tried any other recipes? I would love your feedback on those as well!
      As for the search box, there is a small search box on the upper left hand corner of the page. Was this something that you were referring to or something entirely different?