Vegan "Meatloaf"

Vegan “Meatloaf” is a meat-free version of the classic American dish. This dish is made using a mixture of vegetables, lentils, brown rice, rolled oats, herbs and spices, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar, which are combined and baked to form a hearty and flavorful loaf. The end result is a dish that has the same comforting flavor and texture as traditional meatloaf, but with a healthier, plant-based twist. This dish is perfect for those following a vegan diet or who are looking to reduce their meat consumption, while still enjoying the familiar comfort food flavors they love.


  • 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of cooked lentils
  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the mushrooms, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the cooked vegetables to a large bowl and add the lentils, brown rice, oats, tomato paste, thyme, rosemary, sage, black pepper, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Stir everything together until well combined.
  4. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan and add the vegetable mixture to the pan. Use your hands to press the mixture down firmly into the pan.
  5. Bake the “meatloaf” in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the edges are firm.
  6. Let the “meatloaf” cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Serve this vegan “meatloaf” with your favorite sides for a hearty and delicious meal. The combination of mushrooms, lentils, and oats provides a rich, meaty flavor and texture, while the herbs and spices give this dish a classic meatloaf taste. This recipe is a great way to enjoy the comfort food flavors you love, while keeping your diet plant-based.


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