This easy to make hearty vegan meatloaf is made from the perfect combination of lentils, quinoa, mushrooms, oats, and lots of seasonings that give it the best flavor! If you miss meatloaf, this lentil mushroom vegan meatloaf is really going to hit the spot! It looks like meatloaf, tastes better than animal-based meatloaf, and it’s slathered with the most delicious tangy tomato glaze! Gluten-Free and oil-free.
I’ve made this savory lentil meatloaf at least five times in the last two weeks! I’ve been tweaking ingredients, testing different types of lentil loaf with oats vs oat flour to find the best meatloaf-like texture, adding carrots, removing carrots, trying all different variations until it was perfect to share with you! I’ve eaten a lot of different types of vegan meatloaf and I think that there are a few key points to making the best vegan lentil loaf.
- It can’t be too soft and mushy, it should be firm but moist.
- It has to hold together when you slice it and pick it up out of the pan.
- The vegan meatloaf has to be very flavorful.
- It has to have a meat-like texture.
- There has to be lots of extra tangy tomato glaze!
This vegan mushroom lentil meatloaf hits all of these notes! The mushrooms give it a meaty flavor and keep it very moist, the lentils, quinoa, oats and flax egg give it the perfect texture, and the seasonings, garlic, onions, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and nutritional yeast give it loads of flavor! I just know you’re going to love this recipe for vegan meatloaf as much as I do!