Meat-less Vegetarian Loaf Recipe

Meat-less Vegetarian Loaf

 

Meat-less Vegetarian Loaf

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 (24 ounce) package low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or applesauce
  • 1  envelope dry meatloaf mix
  • 4 cups crushed cereal (any type of corn flake/total cereal. I like Special K from Kellogg’s)
  • chopped vegetables (1 green pepper, 1 tomato, 1medium onion)
  • 1 small can Tomato Paste
  • 1 large can Tomato Sauce

 

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients except tomato sauce in large mixing bowl.
  2. Spoon into loaf or casserole pan lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. (I find that it’s harder to get the middle cooked without drying the edges in a loaf pan, so I prefer to spread it out in a casserole dish.)
  3. Pour tomato sauce over the top of the loaf, completely covering it all the way to the edges of the dish.
  4. Cook uncovered for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
  5.  Allow to cool before serving.  

* The first serving is not very firm, but still tastes perfect. :)   Once the Meat-less Loaf has had time to set in the refrigerator, it firms up and resembles a typical meatloaf in appearance and can be sliced.

 

 

I have always wanted to learn how to cook.  When I was in college, I became friends with a small group of people who attended a culinary school in the same city. They would host huge dinners once a month and make all of this amazing food. I still remember how impressed I was with their abilities and have always dreamed of being able to cook like that.

Obviously, I didn’t go to culinary school and won’t ever even get close to that level of skill, but I am working on getting better. I want to be more comfortable in the kitchen. More comfortable with new foods, new recipes and even with more professional equipment. As I’ve begun to add nicer cookware, bakeware and cutlery to my collection, I already feel like there’s a difference in my cooking.

I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes with you. It’s got some great chopped vegetables in it, so it was the perfect recipe to show off my new chopping skills. I’m finally using a proper professional knife from Chicago Cutlery and it makes such a difference in chopping. The knife fits in my hand perfectly and comfortably and just slices and chops through vegetables so easily.

Vegetarian Loaf Chicago Cutlery

 

I actually love chopping vegetables now. It’s so much easier!

 

Vegetarian Loaf Chicago Cutlery Chopped Peppers

 

Even tomatoes are sliced perfectly and not crushed at all.  I never had tomatoes that looked this nice with my old knife!

 

Vegetarian Loaf Chicago Cutlery

 

This recipe is so easy! I just chop my favorite veggies up, then add everything together in the mixer.

 

Vegetarian Loaf Chicago Cutlery

 

Once mixed well, spoon into a casserole or loaf pan and top with tomato sauce.

 

Vegetarian Loaf Chicago Cutlery

 

After cooking, let cool and then serve with a small salad or bread. My family LOVES this Meat-less Loaf. It’s the only version we make.

 

Vegetarian Loaf Chicago Cutlery

 

 

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I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Comments

  1. Rachel Ketterman says:

    I would like the knife set to give to my daughter, who is away at college and had to cut a peach with scissors last week :)

  2. I’ve been struggling with food prep (cutting) for years. This just might be THE solution!!!

    :D

  3. I would love to make a veggie stir fry.

  4. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’d love to make some homemade chicken noodle soup. It’s getting to be that time for a good bowl of soup

  5. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’d love to make some homemade chicken noodle soup. It’s getting to be that time for a good bowl of soup

  6. I would to use these to make chopped salad’s for salad our night!

  7. jeanette sheets says:

    i would make chicken and dumplings and a big salad 

  8. Vegetable soup! I love making it, but I spend sooo much time chopping; a great knife will make a difference!

  9. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to make stir fry

  10. I am going to make chicken fajitas!

  11. Jill A. Collins says:

    I’d make my husband’s favorite ginger chicken stir fry.

  12. Holly Thomas says:

    Beef Stew!! :)

  13. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would make a chef’s salad.

  14. Would love to make my family some of our favorite Lasagna

  15. I would make some home made salsa

  16. I love making stir fry so would love to use this for cutting up yummy veggies! Thanks for the chance!

  17. Salsa! :)

  18. I would love to make some stirfry!! or even a nice garden salad with all kinds of veggies!! !oh yeah!! :)

  19. I’d like to make a stiry fry

  20. Debbie Jackson says:

    I would make galouskis

  21. I’d love to cut up some veggies for my Sunday night chili

  22. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    that Vegetarian meatless recipes looks really good, I may try that

  23. vegetable soup since it’s fall

  24. Linsey Nessen says:

    I would make my husband’s favorite chicken stir fry!

  25. Natalie Finch says:

    I cut up veggies (carrots, celery, broccoli, and tomatoes) every Sunday! I would love a new knife set for that chore.

  26. I’d make Chicken Parmesan!
    Thanks{!}
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  27. I’d like to make veggie soup.

  28. sopha jones says:

    id be chopping up veggies and meat to make baby food!

  29. I love cooking and I would use this knife for cutting everything from veggies to meat.

  30. Gail Panacci says:

    Veggie Lasagna!

  31. I would use this to make salad.

  32. Karen Propes says:

    Love to make a large veggie tray to snack on all week.  Also my hubby would love to use for all his favorite foods, he our cook.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

  33. jessica edwards says:

    chili

  34. Finally a roast I can actually slice, my knives are so dull and horrible

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  35. Hash Browns.  Thank you.  Jerri Davis

  36. boneless chicken and some veggies

  37. We’d make a big ol’ veggie stir fry.

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