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Vegan Lentil "Meat" Loaf

30 min
Prep Time
80 min
Cook Time
110 min
Total Time

Vegan Lentil "Meat" Loaf

30 min
Prep Time
80 min
Cook Time
110 min
Total Time

Hands down the best vegan lentil “meat” loaf you’ll ever make. No oats needed! This hearty lentil loaf is topped with a homemade smoky sugar-free BBQ sauce. You’re going to want to bookmark this recipe for the holidays!

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Ingredients (4 servings)

BBQ Sauce
120g tomato paste
120ml water
2 tbsp coconut aminos
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp yellow mustard
4 tbsp monk fruit erythritol sweetener
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
Lentil Loaf
2.5 cups cooked green lentils, drained
80g cornmeal
1/2 onion
1 tsp garlic powder
70 g corn kernels
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oil
  1. Make BBQ sauce by combining all BBQ sauce ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat up oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and sauté until very soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Add half the lentils to a food processor and puree until smooth. Alternatively, you can puree it with a stick blender or mash with a potato masher.
  4. Add pureed lentils, the other half of the lentils, cooked onion, and the rest of the ingredients except for corn kernels in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined, then stir in corn kernels.
  5. Line a bread tin with parchment paper and transfer mixture into it. Let it rest for 15 minutes while you preheat your oven to 180°C / 356°F.
  6. After 15 minutes, spread 4-5 tbsp BBQ sauce on top of the loaf. Transfer to oven and bake for 60 minutes. If the top starts to burn before the loaf is done, cover it with a piece of aluminum foil. The loaf is done when an inserted stick comes out clean.
  7. Remove lentil loaf from the oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
  8. Slice and serve with more BBQ sauce on the side. Enjoy!
  • Make sure to drain your lentils well otherwise your mixture will get too wet.
  • Feel free to substitute monkfruit erythritol sweetener with any other sweetener of choice.
  • If you don't want to make your own sugar-free BBQ sauce, you can also use store-bought. But be sure the check the ingredients and opt for one without too much sugar or additives!
  • It's best to use a coarse cornmeal for this recipe. Fine cornmeal will not work.