My mom’s meatloaf was one of my favorite dinners in her repertoire. She served it with salad & roasted potaotes. I always fought for an end piece because that’s where the crispiest part was. I am sure if she found a good meat replacement, she would have happily made this meatless meatloaf version for my vegan brother while we were growing up.
Now I can make it for him and my niece who is vegetarian and we can all remember my Mom fondly! I remember sitting in the kitchen watching her take off her rings and mixing the meatloaf by hand in her grandmother’s giant ceramic bowl. She always loved the leftovers on a sandwich with a ton of mayo (ick) the next day. I like ketchup, mustard, arugula & a bunch of chips smashed in for good measure. Keep scrolling. You’ll see what I mean.
My Mom used Worcestershire sauce in her meatloaf. It’s got anchovies in it which doesn’t make it vegetarian or vegan friendly. I used soy sauce in this, but if you have a vegan Worcestershire sauce, go for it!
She also used eggs as a binder. Here there are none! The ingredients do a good job sticking together on their own.
Chop therapy! Chop the onions pretty small if you can.
Let’s get it all mixed.
Form into a loaf. This is my well-loved sheet pan. Do you have a favorite sheet pan?
This is mine.
Let’s spread some ketchup on top.
Sprinkle with thyme.
Meatloaf, red onions, ketchup, mustard and ARUGULA.
If I had a vegan sandwich shop, this would definitely be on the menu.
Put mayo on it if that’s your thing. It’s your life. Live it.
Meatless Meatloaf Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it.
makes 4-5 servings
- 1 1lb. Beyond Meat- Beyond Beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup, plus 3 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon thyme, plus more for the top
- ½ cup dried Italian breadcrumbs
- Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 400F
Spray a baking sheet with baking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix meat, onion, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, thyme, and breadcrumbs with a large wooden spoon until the mixture is well combined. Season with salt & pepper and place meat on the prepared baking sheet. Shape into a loaf. Baste the 3 tablespoons ketchup over the top of the meatloaf. Sprinkle with a few pinches of dried thyme.
Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Meatloaf should have a nice caramelized crust.