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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 194.6
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.9 mg
  • Sodium: 705.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 14.7 g

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Lentil Loaf

Submitted by: RAGDYANN422
Lentil Loaf

Introduction

Just because I'm a vegetarian doesn't mean I can't still be a meat & potatoes kinda of girl! Just because I'm a vegetarian doesn't mean I can't still be a meat & potatoes kinda of girl!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 cups water
    1 cup dried lentils
    1 small onion, diced
    1 cup quick cook oats
    3/4 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
    1 egg, beaten
    1/2 cup ketchup (can sub tomato sauce)
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp dried basil
    1 tblsp dried parsely
    1/4 tsp black pepper

    Pam or other non-stick cooking spray


Directions

Serves approximately 4 people.

Boil water. Add lentils & simmer covered for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are soft & water evaporates.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drain & partially mash lentils.
In a bowl, mix together the lentils, oats, onion & cheese.
Add egg, ketchup, herbs & seasonings.
Mix well.
Thoroughly spray loaf pan with cooking spray and spoon loaf mixture into pan. Spread & smooth.
Bake covered for 30 minutes and uncovered for 10 to 15 more minutes.
Let cool on rack for 10 minutes before serving.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAGDYANN422.






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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Was looking for meatless entree's and decided to give this a try! Boy was I pleasantly surprised! Thank you for the entry. - 1/7/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome recipe! I used suggestions form
    The comments here (fresh garlic, canned lentils, and balsamic vinegar) and made an addition. I mixed 1/3 cup of tomato paste, 2 tbls katchup, 1 table spoon Worcestershire sauce and a little garlic powder. Spread that over the top for last 5 mins of cooking. - 10/29/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The lentil loaf is great, but I think the calorie count is a slightly off. It's got the totals for 1 cup COOKED oatmeal and COOKED lentils, when really you're making 1 cup of each DRY, if I made it correctly. Still a great recipe, but I had to recalculate the totals! - 12/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is amazing! I rarely change or add anything to the base recipe, and we have it regularly in place of meatloaf, because this is BETTER than any meatloaf recipe we've ever tried! Thanku so much for this recipe! - 10/14/10

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  • This was so good! We had it for dinner and leftovers for lunch today. Followed the recipe and it was perfect, will make again. - 6/23/14

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  • I made this last night with the following modifications: I only had old fashioned oats, I used BBQ sauce instead of ketchup, fresh garlic instead of powder, fresh chopped basil in place of the dried herbs, I omitted the egg and I added 1 TBS of chia seeds & 2 TBS water as a substitute. We loved it! - 1/22/14

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  • I was not overly impressed with the flavor. I love lentils and all of the other ingrediants but felt it was rather bland tasting...It did not taste bad; just bland. Will make it again with a little more spices added to enhance flavours. - 1/11/13

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  • I love this recipe, but instead of making a loaf, I make lentil patties. I get 11 burgers out of the recipe, then cook and freeze them. Pop into microwave for 1 min to heat for a low calorie burger on a thin bun. Even my boys love them. - 4/30/12

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  • We've made this several times--always a pleaser.

    Thanks! - 7/17/11

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  • Delicious! I made this for dinner last night and woke up this morning thinking about it!!! The only changes I made was to add a cup of sliced mushrooms and a tablespoon of cumin. I LOVE this recipe and will make this frequently! Thanks!!! - 4/20/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I made this today using leftover lentils and I ran out of ketchup so I used salsa to finish it off. I also used half wheat germ and half oatmeal. So tasty I couldn't believe it! I think I'm going to have to start making this instead of meatloaf. It's easier on my loaf pan too! - 2/3/11

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  • I make a lentil loaf exactly like this except I use canned lentils and mush them slightly with a fork before adding the dry oatmeal. Deliciousss!! - 1/4/11

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  • Quite good! I included all the herbs in the recipe but did fresh garlic, 2 fresh chopped red chills to give it a kick & 2 tbsp's of balsamic to give it a little more depth. Tried it once as the loaf and once as burgers - both are great! Thanks for sharing! - 6/7/10

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  • I was pleasantly surprised!!!! I used regular oats instead of quick oats and it probably cooked a little longer than it should have but all in all it was very tasty! Maybe next time I will substitute the sauce I use for my "meat"loaf. - 1/5/10

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  • Super easy to make, and hearty enough that even my hardcore carnivore husband went back for seconds! This is going to be a staple at my house from now on! - 1/3/10

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  • Any updates to the recipe based on the last comment someone left re: the tomato? How much is supposed to be in the recipe? Fresh? chopped? details please - I'd love to make this! - 1/2/10

    Reply from RAGDYANN422 (3/3/10)
    Wow! Sorry for the delay - I didn't get any emails about these comments! This is a typo on my part. Originally, I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup but in trying to recreate something like my mom used to make, I switched it to ketchup. However, I have thrown in fresh tomatoes on occasion. :)


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  • This sounds great! I plan to make it soon. I do have a question, though. I see that tomato is listed in the directions, but not in the ingredients list. Any suggestions? - 12/13/09

    Reply from RAGDYANN422 (3/3/10)
    Fixed that... Typo on my parth. Originally, I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup. Ended preferring the ketchup-y flavor more. Reminded me more of my mom's real meatloaf and that was what I had been shooting for. :)


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  • Just made this for lunch. REALLY YUMMY. I needed to cook the lentils for longer though and I added red peppers and more spices. Very good. - 12/12/09

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  • Hubby and I love this recipe! He has always been a meat lover, but once he tasted this, he said this will be the only "meat"loaf in the house again :) Great recipe! - 11/10/09

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  • I made this it was good. It was a little too tomato-ey for me though. I would eliminate the ketchup or cut it down a bit. - 10/9/09

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  • Did you all really use 1/4 cup of black pepper? I love peppers of all kinds, but thought that was way too much. I started out intending to trust the recipe, but couldn't. Was that meant to be some other type of pepper (green)? or 1/4 tsp?? Other than that it turned out great. - 9/4/09

    Reply from RAGDYANN422 (9/5/09)
    Holy moly - can't believe I didn't notice that before. Fixed that to 1/4 tsp. I'm guessing other reviewers made that change (or else they REALLY like black pepper...) Apologies for the mistype on my part.


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  • WOW! I made this tonight. I couldn't believe how easy and delicious and healthy this was! Very filling too. I'll definitely make it again. This should be featured recipe! I used fresh garlic instead of powder and fresh basil instead of dried. Low fat mozz. instead of cheddar (all I had). YUM! - 9/2/09

    Reply from RAGDYANN422 (9/3/09)
    I've often replaced the cheddar with whatever I had on hand....Mozzarella, Mexican or a taco blend... Doesn't seem to matter. It's all good! :) Using fresh ingredients always rocks this recipe. These nice reviews have really made my week! :)


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  • Just made this tonight and it was so easy and yummy!! i used canned lentils instead of dried (all i had on hand) and added in mushrooms too. I also used real garlic instead (can never have too much garlic!). Will definitely make this again! - 9/1/09

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  • Holy Sweet Mother I loved, loved, loved this! Better than any real meat loaf I've ever had. My husband asked could I make it often. Thanks for sharing! Forgot to say the ONLY change I made was to add two cloves of minced garlic (we add it to everything). - 8/30/09

    Reply from RAGDYANN422 (9/3/09)
    I added fresh garlic when I made it last night.... yeah...awesome. :)


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