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Meatless Meat Loaf

meatloaf_shutterstock_168029498Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys
Nothing says "comfort food" like a good old-fashion meat loaf, and our Ranch version is no exception. If you have any left over, the cold loaf makes great sandwiches.

I recommend using all organic non GMO ingredients.

Preparation time: 10 minutes


2      14 ounce packages of soy ground beef substitute, crumbled
2      Eggs beaten
1/4   Cup ketchup, plus extra 1/4 cup (optional)
1/2   Cup rolled oats
1.5   Teaspoons dried oregano
1/4   Teaspoon salt
1/4   Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cooking time: 35-40 minutes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, and ketchup; mix well.
Add the rest of the ingredients and combine thoroughly with your hands.  Form the mixture into a loaf, set it on a baking sheet, spreading remaining ketchup over the top (if desired), and bake for 35 minutes or until firm and browned.

Makes 8 servings

Reprinted with permission from the National Bestseller, The Imus Ranch:  Cooking for Kids and Cowboys by Deirdre Imus. Published by Rodale, Inc.

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