Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thinny Mini 'Meatless loafs'

'Thinny' Mini Meatless Loafs'

1 can black beans drained, (not rinsed)
1 bag faux meat crumbles (I used Morningstar)
1 Tbsp ketchup
2 eggs
1 onion coarsely diced
10 button mushrooms coarsely diced
*1 Tbsp flax seed blended, then mixed with a little bit water to form a paste (this adds more fiber and acts as a binder) instead of using another egg-but a third egg would be a fine substitute.  if vegan, you could probably just use flax and no egg, but I haven't tried that, so do so at your own risk. ;)
1 Tbsp canola oil.
3 cloves garlic chopped
generous amount of garlic powder
generous amount onion powder
liberal with the paprika
salt & pepper (couple shakes of each)


Step 1
preheat oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees

Step 2
Drain your beans, and mush them up by hand (clean hands), it will look a bit watery, but thats ok, add your faux meat crumbles (frozen) and the rest of the above ingredients in a big bowl, mix this up very well, it will be REALLY cold cause the crumbles are frozen, I had to keep taking a break and running my hands under warm water lol.

Step 3
Get your baking sheet and line it with foil and then give it a good spay with mist oil(baking spray)

Step 4
Take your mixture and make it into one big ball patty type thing, then take the pinky side of your hand and cut it into fours,(or use a knife) take each section and mold it to a meatloaf shape, they don't really bind thickly together, but once cooked they stay together, put all 4 on baking sheet, pop them in the oven and cook for 30 minutes!

PRE-ovenAfter 30 minutes, take them out and let them cool down for about 10 minutes, take a thin spatula and carefully plate them! You can top with a little bit of ketchup spread with a spoon, or BBQ sauce.

Cooked, and ready to eat..just wanted to show you the inside!

Finito! serve with mashed potatoes, veggies, corn, salad, whatever you like! If you have any left overs, have a meatless sandwich for lunch! You could even use this mixture for meatballs! But for the meatballs, I would add in some italian herbs, like oregano! ;)

I have tried many "meat"less meatloaf recipes in my day, and they are usually a disaster, but, EUREKA! I  have finally got it!

Or for an extra hearty meal, follow my 'Thinny fries' recipe!!



  1. This one looks really tempting will definitely try it, thanks for sharing :)