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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 254.2
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 427.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.5 g
  • Protein: 10.9 g

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Coach Nicole's Vegetarian Lentil Loaf

Submitted by: COACH_NICOLE
Coach Nicole's Vegetarian Lentil Loaf

Introduction

A hearty, homecooked meal that everyone will love! Serve with steamed broccoli and sweet corn for a complete vegetarian meal. A hearty, homecooked meal that everyone will love! Serve with steamed broccoli and sweet corn for a complete vegetarian meal.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1.5 cups dried lentils, rinsed
    2 yellow onions
    2 Tbsp olive or canola oil
    3 cups brown rice (cooked)
    1 (6-ounce) can of tomato paste
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1 tsp marjoram
    1 tsp sage
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
    3/4 cup tomato sauce (or pasta sauce)
    Additional ketchup or salt to taste

Directions

Rinse the lentil and cook them in 3-4 cups water until soft (about 30 minutes). Drain excess liquid. Mash lentils slightly.

Meanwhile, peel and chop both onions, cooking them on a skillet with the oil until translucent or golden.

In a large pot or bowl, combine mashed lentils with onions, rice, tomato paste, spices, quartered tomatoes, and pasta sauce until mixed well.

Press mixtured into a well-oiled loaf or baking dish. Spread 1/2 cup ketchup across the top. Bake at 350-degrees for 1 hour.

Add additional ketchup to taste. Will keep (covered) in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.






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  • Incredible!
    84 of 86 people found this review helpful
    I also used 3 cloves of garlic that I cooked w/ the onions. 1/2 cup of finely minced fresh flat leaf parsley that I mixed w/the lentilsand 1 cup of chopped canned mushrooms. YUMMY. - 5/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    50 of 51 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I really enjoyed this. In order to cut down on prep time, I used pre-cooked lentils and pre-cooked brown rice - both from Trader Joe's - so this came together very quickly for me. Delicious! - 4/15/07

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  • Very Good
    47 of 50 people found this review helpful
    I would make this again but i would use different spices. I also added oat bran to make it stick together in the loaf. It worked out perfect and was perfect to cut up into slices of loaf. - 7/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    40 of 50 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I added an egg and some italian breadcrumbs. - 11/13/08

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  • Very Good
    40 of 40 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this more than I expected to. My husband is not a big fan of the texture, but he agreed that the flavor was excellent and he's going to try and get used to a little different texture. I'm going to stuff red pepper with the leftovers this weekend -- I think that will work well! - 11/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    35 of 39 people found this review helpful
    I use A LOT more herbs to this. Worchestire sauce and rosemary are big helps. If you have trouble mashing the lentils, mash them when there is still some water in the pan. It really works well for the adults and kids in my family. - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Added a bit of flaxseed, chilies, spices, and red and yellow pepper. It was awesome. Thank you! - 4/25/09

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  • O.K.
    27 of 32 people found this review helpful
    I read through all comments & made adjustments to the recipe. Had this been called a lentil-brown rice casserole (as someone else mentioned), I would have been better prepared for its taste. Its actually not bad after my adjustments, but it does not at all resemble a meatloaf. - 5/26/08

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  • Very Good
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I Made this receipe last night.It took alot of time to prepare. Add extra spice amount for more flavor. I started mashing but didn't work well, So i mixed in a food processer, it worked out well. I also cooked it 30 minutes longer so that it would be more like a Loaf. It was really good! - 9/26/07

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  • O.K.
    21 of 27 people found this review helpful
    IT WAS OK. MORE LIKE A BEAN AND RICE CASSEROLE. BUT I DID HIDE THE LEFTOVERS IN TACOS WITH TACO MEAT MADE THE MEAT GO FURTHER AND MY KIDS DIDN'T NOTICE - 5/5/08

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  • 18 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I make something similar with other beans as well. I've used navy beans, black beans but my favorite are kidney beans. I like to throw in lots of other spices and veggies too (corn, peas, cooked carrots, etc). - 5/14/08

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  • Very Good
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
    We had to add a little extra ketchup to the final product, but even carnivore Fiance liked it! - 4/5/09

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  • Very Good
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I think I'll try adding some old fashioned rolled oats next time. - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I love rice & lentils together (see my recipe M'jedra) & had some left over after making pilaf, so I made this. It was delicious, but I added fresh chopped garlic instead of powder, diced celery in place of the cherry tomatoes & sm amt bread crumbs to make the mixture stick together a little better - 12/12/08

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  • Very Good
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious! I made a few modifications: added diced portobello mushrooms, fresh rosemary, fresh garlic, serrano peppers, 1/2 cup of no-salt breadcrumbs, one egg and omited most of the onion and oil, as well as the tomato paste/sauce and most of the ketchup. I tried to keep the sodium down! - 8/31/09

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  • Bad
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I won't be making this again. Even though I added more spices than the recipe called for it was bland, & even though I added an egg it was still mush, not a loaf. Also 2 hrs is way too long to get a meal on the table. - 4/23/10

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  • 10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. I made a few adjustments (added chilli powder, paprika, peppers and refried beans) but it was really tasty! Thanks :) - 7/8/09

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  • 10 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Adding chopped yellow, red or orange bell peppers and fresh garlic would also be great in this recipe. I am going to try it this weekend. - 5/23/08

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  • 9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I wonder if I can use tofu instead of lentils.
    I liked mixing all the other ingredients together with little more spices. that taste good to me .

    All in all it's OK. I guess I would have to get use to the taste.
    - 7/3/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    added some cayenne too - 6/1/09

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  • O.K.
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    bland, but edible - 2/22/09

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  • Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    It was good, but really needed extra ketchup...just like real meatloaf, I guess.
    - 12/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I've wanted a vegetarian-based "meatloaf" recipe for some time, and I love lentils...THANKS! - 2/10/09

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  • Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I tried to cook this but after 2hours in the oven I gave up as it just would not set, so we had it on toast the next night with salad and it was ok that way. - 2/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    really yummy will make it again
    - 1/30/09

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