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Meatless Monday with Vegan Country ‘Meatloaf’ with Gravy

Welcome to the Miratel blog for our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share series. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

Looking for a hearty winter meal? Do you think it might be impossible to make such a request vegan? Well, that is not the case with this twist on a family favourite meatloaf. Today we’re sharing with you a recipe for vegan country ‘meatloaf’ with gravy. This great recipe (and idea) comes from One Green Planet, an amazing resource for all things good for the planet like being vegan.

INGREDIENTS (serves 6-8)

COUNTRY ‘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

vegan country meatloaf with gravy

GOLDEN 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

PREPARATION

  1. For the meatloaf:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 10x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

For the gravy:

  1. 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.

If you are having company over this is a perfect meal to make as it will be a crowd pleaser and works well with many side dishes.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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