Imitation Meatloaf


Brown rice, lentils, bread crumbs, onions and tomatoes are combined with eggs and herbs and baked into a vegetarian version of a mealtime favorite. Sprinkle loaf with shredded cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes, if desired.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


3/4 cup dry brown lentils
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
2 eggs
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
2 teaspoons hot sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr 45 mins


    1 hr 55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Cook lentils and brown rice according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl, mash lentils. To the lentils add wheat germ, bread crumbs, brown rice, eggs, onion, thyme, tomatoes, ketchup, soy sauce and cheese. Pour into loaf pan.
  3. Bake, covered, for 1 hour.


Calories: 331 kcal
Carbohydrates: 53.2 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Fat: 5.7 g
Fiber: 11.4 g
Protein: 17.4 g
Sodium: 498 mg