Recipe by eileen
"Tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and tofu combine with eggs and breadcrumbs to create this vegetarian version of meatloaf."
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red onion, chopped
ground black pepper
1 (12 ounce) package
extra firm tofu
grated Parmesan cheese
sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (14.5 ounce) can
At first I was disappointed with this recipe. It was mushy and it didn't really taste like meatloaf. However, my first impression was wrong. After setting in the refrigerator overnight I made a sandwich, with a little catsup on it and it was soooo good. It did taste like meatloaf & although it still wasn't firm enough, the next time I make it I am going to try adding a little extra bread crumbs or a few crushed saltines or maybe I just need to bake it a little longer.
I'm giving this 4 stars simply because once I made my own revisions, I ended up with a meal I will most certainly make again. My changes? I didn't have celery, so I left that out. I sauteed the onion (a vidalia) along with the carrot (used 2), the fresh garlic, and some corn kernels. I blended the egg with a third or so of the tofu and about a third of the breadcrumbs in the food processor. I didn't want a perfectly blended texture, so by blending a portion and then mixing the rest of the ingredients by hand, I got a much more appetizing texture. When the blended portion was mixed with the remainder of the ingredients, I stirred in the sauteed veggies and added a few hefty squirts of bbq sauce. The loaf baked for about 30 minutes, then I topped it with the crushed tomatoes (left off the cheddar) and baked for 10-15 minutes more. Came out excellent. Ate it with rice and got 4 large servings. Making it again this week!
I've never given an review, but felt compelled to this time since there was only one other. This meatloaf turned out more like a tofu-loaf than a firm loaf. After reading the only other review, I tried adding extra breadcrumbs and I added some rolled oats (approx 1 cup) but it still didn't do much for the texture. I think the trick to this might be to forget the tofu and add something meaty like some chopped mushrooms and ground nuts. I also baked it about 20 mins. longer than called for. The taste was decent, it wasn't terrible, the ketchup I added to the top definitely helped. Hope someone else has better luck. I just think this recipe needs to be rewritten. No tofu, more spices and more meaty stuff!!
I thought it was wonderful however the rest of the family did not.. - I paired it with the Quinoa and black bean recipie on this sight which was a great combo
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 178
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