Vegan Barbecue Lentil Loaf

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 2 h 12
Vegan Barbecue Lentil Loaf
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1 cup Green lentils, raw
3/4 tsp Salt
1 large White onion (finely chopped)
4 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/4 cup Water
1 cup Barbecue sauce (3/4 for the meatloaf batter and 1/4 cup to spread on top)
1/2 cup Cornmeal (yellow)
3 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground)
1 dash Chili powder
1/2 cup Popcorn, unpopped kernels


Lentil takes time to cook. Do this first so that you could prepare the rest of the ingredients while the lentils cook. It is a great idea to cook the lentils ahead of time to lessen your preparation time.

Pre-heat your oven to 350°F. You want to do this first to make sure your oven is evenly hot when you stick your loaf in.

In a small frying pan, cook your minced onion and garlic in ½ cup water. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt to taste. You can add or lessen the amount of salt accordingly. Bring to a boil and simmer until all the water evaporates.

When your lentils are done, mush or puree half of the batch. Pureeing everything will give you a hard texture when done. Make sure you leave half of the batch to achieve a tender texture. Firm enough but to stand and not too lose to crumble.

Mix all the remaining ingredients thoroughly and set on your oil lined loaf pan for ten to fifteen minutes, so the flavour melds and air spaces are filled.

Generously spread the remaining barbecue sauce over the top of your loaf then place it in the middle of the oven to get it evenly cooked from all sides. Bake for about an hour. Check for doneness and add more time if you want a firmer texture.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 151
Calories from fat 15.0
Calories from saturated fat 1.4
Total Fat 1.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 387 mg
Potassium 211 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 6.3 g
Protein 6.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.3
Meat Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 0.5

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