Hippie Loaf

Hippie Loaf
Staff Writer
Hippie Loaf

Lindsay S. Nixon

Hippie Loaf

Here's a delicious vegan alternative to meatloaf that's easy to make using common off-the-shelf ingredients. Mushrooms lend a savory element to the protein- and fiber-packed quinoa. Try this recipe for dinner tonight.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • One 15-ounce can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • onion, diced
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • carrot, minced
  • stalks celery, minced
  • 1  Cup  mushrooms, chopped coarsely
  • 1  Cup  quinoa, cooked
  • 1  Tablespoon  Italian seasoning
  • 3  Tablespoons  brown rice flour or whole-wheat flour
  • 2  Tablespoons  ketchup
  • 2  Tablespoons  low-sodium soy sauce or tamari

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a standard bread pan or use a nonstick pan and set aside. Mash the black beans in a large bowl and combine all of the ingredients until evenly combined. Transfer to the pan, and pat down firmly and tightly using a spatula. Bake until firm and browned on the outside, for 45-60 minutes. Allow the loaf to cool and firm up before serving, about 15-20 minutes. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
91mg
21%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
56mg
18%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
257mg
37%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
1608mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
114g
4%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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