A vegetarian alternative to the classic comfort food.
1 large onion, chopped
1 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
5 cups (about) finely grated carrots
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce*
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup quick oats
2 cups cooked and seasoned lentils
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Steam first 4 ingredients in small amount of water or vegetable broth until tender. Drain.
- Meanwhile, place grated carrots into a large bowl. Add remaining
ingredients. Add steamed vegetables; mix well.
- Spoon mixture into 2 greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pans (or use nonstick spray).
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 1 hour, covering the loaves with foil if they begin to dry too much.
Makes 6 servings.
*The original Worcestershire sauce is made with anchovies. Although vegan Worcestershire sauce is available for purchase, you can also make Homemade Worcestershire Sauce.