1 1/2 to 2 pieces of whole grain bread, toasted
1/3 to 1/2 C. (80 to 120 ml) soymilk
1 T. Tamari
1 14 oz. (397 g) Lightlife Gimme Lean Ground Beef Style*
2/3 C. (160 ml) sweet onion, finely chopped
1 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. ground black pepper
1 or 2 pinches cayenne pepper or to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. (Gas Mark 5). Break toasted bread into small pieces and put into a large mixing bowl. Pour soymilk over and toss with hands to thoroughly wet all bread.
2. Add remaining ingredients to soaked bread and mix with the hands to incorporate all ingredients completely.
3. Pack mixture into a lightly oiled 9-inch x 5-inch (23 x 12.5 cm) metal loaf pan. Cover pan with aluminum foil, shiny side down, and bake at 375 F. (Gas Mark 5) for 30 minutes. Remove foil, and bake another 12 minutes. Cool 5 to 10 minutes and cut into serving slices. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
*Meat analog made from soy and wheat gluten.
For Italian style add 2 T. chopped fresh basil and 1/4 C. (60 ml) vegan Parmesan cheese to mixture and spoon spaghetti sauce over top before baking.
For barbecue flavor add 1/2 t. liquid smoke to meatloaf and spoon barbecue sauce over top before baking.
For Tex Mex flavor, add 2 T. diced mild canned green chiles, 1/2 C. (120 ml) shredded vegan cheddar cheese, 1/2 t. ground cumin, and 1 to 3 t. chili powder to meatloaf. Spoon chili sauce or enchilada sauce over top before baking.