Meatloaf or cooked birds for Sunday lunch? Both ways I see a problem: no one wants to eat animals. But what to do when You don’t wanna disturb long time family traditions, and it is Your turn to invite everyone for big roast dinner? One option is to cook meat for them and avoid drama, or cook vegan food and have drama, what do You prefer? I rather have no dinner at my house in that case, but that would be so rude! What to do?
Mushroom & Bean Meatloaf
Yes, seems like roast Sunday dinner can be vegan too, and no drama required. Therefore, will be some exciting drama on guests tongues and minds, once will find out they eat vegan meatloaf. In the other hand, maybe Your family is tolerant and respect Your choice of being vegan, or maybe You all are vegans? That would be insanely great! But if talking about my family, I eat only grass. Plain grass, even after my mom ‘likes’ all photos on FB. Whatever, talking about Sunday roasts and meatloaves, I have a simple solution for You: simple ingredients as usual, no big fussy preparation either, and You can make it in one big bowl! That’s only mushrooms and beans with some spices, herbs and cornmeal blended together into a lovely meaty loaf and baked for a good long half an hour until all kitchen smells amazing.
And looks amazing too.. 😉 So You may like to pin it!
In addition to that I would recommend You to try my other Big Family Sunday meals, such as Vegetable Pot Pies , or Shepherd’s Pie and for the last sweet bite I would make delicious Coffee & Walnut Cupcakes. Really good options I think, if You want simple and traditional family dinner.
Delicious vegan meatloaf with creamy mushrooms and beans makes Your family Sunday roast peaceful and satiating.
- 4 cups mushrooms
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 1 onion
- salt and pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 Tbsp flax seed
- dried oregano
- 2/3 cup maize*
Firstly, preheat oven to 200 C.
Roughly chop mushrooms and place in a food processor with S blade attachment. Drain kidney beans and add too food processor too. Blend until mushrooms get into really small bits and beans are creamy.
Add chopped onion, minced or finely chopped garlic, oregano and flax seed and turn the blender on again.
Finally, season with salt and pepper and add maize (aka cornmeal, quite coarse yellow corn flour). Even though recipe asks for 2/3 cup add as much as needed to get the mass sticky enough to form a loaf, so if You need more or have some left it is totally fine.
Lastly, place the meatloaf mass into a baking tray and bake about 30-35 minutes at 200 C. When fully cooked top of meatloaf should be hard and toothpick inserted should come out clean. Remove from oven and let cool down slightly before serving.
*Maize is a cornmeal. Yellow coarse corn flour. Just in case some American - British - Australian misunderstandings. I don't know why we call same thing different names? 😉
In conclusion, I really hope You like this meatless Mushroom & Bean Meatloaf and enjoy it with Your family. Have a good time and see You later!