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Whether you’re expecting friends’ kids around for lunch or not, this Tofu Meatloaf is a crowd-pleaser and a five-star dish. This homemade meatloaf is a beloved main meal and is also vegan. You can expect this meatless loaf to become as popular as the traditional one in your home. Most importantly, adding Tofu provides a good source of plant-based protein.
Tofu meatloaf recipe
Dinner is often a tofu loaf for residents of Petron. This dish is likewise connected with hunger, but its chilly presentation makes it more of a summertime staple. This meatloaf is easy to make and doesn’t need much attention while cooking. To soften the vegetables, sauté them over medium heat in water or olive oil for about five minutes or until the onion turns clear.
The vegetables are put in last after everything else has been done. Try hard to mix everything well. Spread the mixture evenly in a loaf pan. After that, cover it with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Fifteen minutes after you add the topping, take the foil off the dish. Let the cake cool for a few minutes. Next, cut it into bite-sized pieces and serve it to your guests.
Organic non-GMO Tofu
If you are attempting to follow a vegan lifestyle, be sure to use mashed organic Tofu. Tofu must be made using non-genetically modified (non-GM) soybeans in an environment free of pesticides and herbicides.
Dry Whole grain flake cereal
The high fiber content in dry Whole grain flake cereal may aid with satiety. When this happens, it’s easy to maintain a healthy weight.
Add chopped onions with the ingredients to achieve the most extraordinary onion taste without being too harsh.
Take a considerable amount of chopped celery to add depth to the meatloaf. At least 12 antioxidants, like vitamin C, beta-carotene, and flavonoids, are found in celery. As a result, celery keeps the meatloaf moist and flavorful.
Including nuts in baked products is an excellent way to enhance taste and texture. Chopped nuts are great for baking because of their sweet taste and smooth texture. Still, they are also often used in savory dishes because they are versatile.
In addition to dried herbs like basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram, many recipes call for sage, fennel seeds, garlic powder, or crushed red pepper flakes. It is truly a tasty sauce that goes well with meatloaf and Italian food!
Italian and British cuisines make liberal use of sage. Long, furry, grayish-green leaves characterize this plant. Both the aroma and flavor are strongly reminiscent of mint. Historically, it has been used to season and stuff fatty meats like hog and goose.
Because of how simple and fast it is to prepare, it is also perfect for serving during a reunion of long-lost friends. The versatility of this meal, which works as well warm or chilled, is a significant factor in its widespread appeal. How about trying something new that doesn't need too much time in the kitchen?
- Food processor
- 1 pack water-packed tofu (firm or extra firm)
- 3 cups dry cornflakes (crushed)
- 2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1 cup Walnuts (OR any nut you choose, meal)
- 1 onion chopped
- 2/3 cup celery chopped
- 1/4 cup bell peppers chopped
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon Chicken or vegetable bouillon
- salt to taste
- 1 ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon sage
Using a food processor or blender, place bread, nuts, cornflakes, and tofu. (This may have to be done separately, depending on the size of the blender.)
In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and season to taste. Place in a standard-size loaf pan or a pan 8 by 8.
Cover with parchment and then foil paper and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Take the cover off and add your desired topping and bake for about 10 more minutes.
Some examples of toppings can be vegan cheese, barbecue sauce, or make country style to accompany the loaf.
Can you make it ahead of time?
It’s best to prepare the meatloaf and place it in the loaf pan at least once, preferably two days in advance. Then, keep the batter in the fridge until it’s time to bake it by covering it with plastic wrap. Preparing the meatloaf sauce in advance and keeping it in the fridge until needed is possible.
It’s simple to whip up a pair, so you can save one in the freezer and reheat another later. Muffin-sized balls of the meatloaf mixture may be frozen in a grease-free muffin tin for later use. As soon as they are firm, please place them in freezer bags and remove the quantity you need for each meal.
How to serve it as a dish?
Cornmeal and mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, and honey-glazed carrots are great accompaniments to meatloaf. If you’re serving this vegan meatloaf for supper, try it with a side of garlic bread instead of dinner rolls. In addition, assembly is a breeze. Garlic bread requires prep work before the oven: a smear of butter and some cheese. You may even wish to try making our very quick Spelt Rolls recipe.
Most people’s first choice regarding a side dish is potatoes, you may even enjoy our Bahamian Peas and Rice with the meatloaf. Almost any preparation of this crop pairs well with meatloaf. Mashed potatoes, however, are a typical side dish eaten with meatloaf in many homes.
If you’re looking for a sweet and creamy accompaniment to your meatloaf, go no further than this classic Southern side dish. Creamy corn pudding is a cold custard dish. They may be sweet, but savory versions exist. Corn pudding, whether sweet or savory, is a solid dish.
Why would you love it?
The healthful Tofu in this recipe prevents the loaf from becoming mushy, setting it apart from other vegan loaf recipes. It has a little smoky flavor and is a fantastic main course option for any special occasion or Sunday supper. Make it a hot main course and pair it with mashed potatoes and a veggie medley. After chilling it in the fridge overnight, you may cut it into slices the following day to use in sandwiches.
If you want to serve this vegan loaf recipe as a snack or an appetizer at a party, cut it into cubes and stick them on toothpicks. Along with macaroni salad, it’s a must-have for every picnic
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- How to store the leftover meatloaf? Storing cooked vegan loaf in shallow, airtight containers in the fridge or securely wrapped in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap will keep it fresh and edible for as long as possible. If properly frozen, it can keep for three to four months before losing quality. However, it may be eaten safely for much longer. This vegan Meatloaf recipe may be stored long after cooking if frozen in airtight containers, freezer bags, or aluminum foil/freezer wrap. Contrarily, meatloaf thawed in the microwave or cold water should be consumed immediately after preparation.
You may choose to use cashews, or pecans instead of walnuts. I normally make sure to blend them so that they can be evenly distributed throughout the recipe.