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Lentil Loaf aka Vegan version of meat loaf

This actually tastes better to me than the actual meat loaf that I grew up with. If you serve it up with some mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy you’re set!** make sure that you cook the rice while you are cooking the lentils to save yourself time. I cook my rice in a rice cooker to make things easier and fast.

60 min cook | 6 servings | 90 min prep


  • lentils (rinsed
  • drained and cooked) 1.5 cup
  • water 3.5 cup
  • onions diced 2 na
  • cloves garlic minced 3 na
  • olive oil 3 tbsp
  • pre-cooked rice 2 cup
  • salt 0.5 tsp
  • organic ketchup or bbq sauce 0.25 cup
  • sage 0.5 tsp
  • Italian seasoning 0.5 tsp


  1. In a large stock pot cook lentils according to directions which is usually 30 minutes. Drain them
  2. then mash them in a large bowl.
  3. Sautee the garlic and onions in olive oil about 3 to 5 min. or until soft.
  4. Combine the onions
  5. garlic and olive oil with the mashed lentils and add the rice
  6. salt
  7. ketchup or barbecue sauce
  8. sage
  9. and Italian seasoning.
  10. Gently press the mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan. Drizzle a bit of extra ketchup on top if desired.
  11. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Allow to cool slightly before serving
  12. as this will help the lentil loaf to firm up.


  • Jody Pham

    The formatting is strange on the ingredients. What does ‘na’ mean?

  • Beth

    What does the “na” mean?