Waiting for the Bus Loaf

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 377.0
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 721.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.1 g
  • Protein: 13.7 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1/2 cup pine nuts
    2 TB olive oil
    One onion, diced (or 1/2 a very large onion)
    One large garlic clove, minced
    One large carrot, peeled and grated
    Two celery ribs, diced
    2 cups cooked garbanzo beans, partly mashed
    1 cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs
    1/2 to 1 1/2 cups tomato juice, as needed
    3 TB potato flour or soy flour
    1 tsp. dried basil
    1/4 tsp. dried oregano
    Several dashes vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    1 tsp. salt, to taste


Preheat the oven to 350º. Oil a loaf pan or spray with nonstick spray and set aside.

Grind the pine nuts into a coarse meal using a food processor or spice/coffee grinder. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Sauté any vegetables you've chosen in the olive oil until soft. Add to the large mixing bowl along with all the remaining ingredients. Mix and mash together well, adding only as much liquid as needed to create a soft, moist loaf that holds together and is not runny. Add more liquid or binder/carbohydrate as needed.

Press mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until cooked through.

Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a plate or platter and slice. Serve with potatoes, vegetables, and vegetarian gravy, if desired.

Cold leftover slices of Kira's Waiting for the Bus Loaf make a great sandwich filling.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ERIKA00177.

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