Mushroom & Bean Vegan Meatloaf

Mushroom & Bean Vegan Meatloaf

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

mushroom & bean meatloaf

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.

mushroom & bean meatloaf

And looks amazing too.. πŸ˜‰ So You may like to pin it!

mushroom & bean vegan meatloaf

mushroom & bean meatloaf

In addition to that I would recommend You to try my other Big Family Sunday meals, such as Vegetable Pot Pies , or Shepherd’s PieΒ 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.

mushroom & bean meatloaf

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Mushroom & Bean Meatloaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Delicious vegan meatloaf with creamy mushrooms and beans makes Your family Sunday roast peaceful and satiating.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, British, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mrs. Fork
  • 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*
  1. Firstly, preheat oven to 200 C.

  2. 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.

  3. Add chopped onion, minced or finely chopped garlic, oregano and flax seed and turn the blender on again. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Recipe Notes

*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? πŸ˜‰

mushroom & bean meatloaf

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!

mushroom & bean meatloaf


    1. Hello, of course You can substitute it with any kind of binder You have in Your kitchen, like oat flour or basically ground oatmeal. Plain flour, if You are not gluten free, if gluten free – use rice flour and add more flax seed. I hope this helps πŸ˜‰

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