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Country ‘Meatloaf’ with Gravy

  • Author: Well Vegan
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Recipe can be halved to serve 3 to 4 people. If halving, bake in an 8-by-4-by-3-inch loaf pan for 30 minutes covered, then 15 more minutes uncovered. Adapted from the New York Times


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Ingredients

  • !Meatloaf
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages tempeh
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or Braggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice, warm
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • !Gravy
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 10x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large deep-sided skillet or dutch oven and sauté onion, carrots and celery until soft, about 15 minutes. Stir in garlic, thyme, basil and parsley. Let cook a few more minutes. Crumble the tempeh into the skillet and add soy sauce and broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  3. Add warm brown rice and bread crumbs to the bowl and mix thoroughly with a large spoon. The more you mix it and mash it, the better it will hold together when you bake it. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and pack it down very firmly using the back of a spoon. Cover the top of the pan with foil. Bake for 45 minutes, covered, then remove foil, and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before unmolding. Run a knife around the edges of the cooked loaf to loosen, then flip onto a serving plate to unmold. Slice and serve.
  5. For the gravy: In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat and sauté onion until soft. Add nutritional yeast and flour, and stir for about 1 minute. Add water, soy sauce, thyme and garlic powder. Continue to cook, whisking continuously, until mixture is very thick. Transfer gravy to a blender and purée until smooth. Adjust seasonings, and add salt and pepper to taste.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 328
  • Sugar: 4
  • Sodium: 1387
  • Fat: 15
  • Carbohydrates: 34
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 15
  • Cholesterol: 0