Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vegetarian Meatloaf


I searched long and hard for a Boca meatloaf recipe that didn't call for breadcrumbs or oatmeal . . . and didn't really find any. So, I played around and substituted 1/4 cup of oat bran for the 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs that the original recipe called for. Divided this pretty loaf into four- each under 200 calories.  I was afraid it wouldn't bind as well without the breadcrumbs, but I was pleasantly surprised . . . and it tasted even better cold the next day!

Here's my modified recipe:





Vegetarian Meatloaf

Ingredients:

1 package frozen BOCA Veggie Ground Crumbles (or Morningstar)
1/4 cup oat bran
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 cup Egg Beaters
1/2 cup BBQ sauce

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Microwave crumbles in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min.
2. Add all remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Let stand 5-10 min.
3. Shape into loaf in 8-inch pie plate.
4. Bake 35 min. or until center is done.