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The Miami Dolphins Special Teams volunteers made my Manly Meatloaf without Meat for the Fort Lauderdale Ronald McDonald house, September 2012 Adopt- a -Meal. This one just came out of the oven, and they went through 3 of them!!! It was a hit with everyone:)

I know….. I know, how can a meatloaf without meat be manly?  Well, this one is:)  Men love it:)  It tastes just like meatloaf with meat.  Place this meatloaf in front of a fellow with some mashed potatoes and a few blanched green beans & he’ll lick his plate:)  The secret to this meatloaf is the walnuts & mushrooms.  They both lend a meaty flavor, the umami flavor to this manly dish:)  I added the rolled oats and the wheat bran for more protein & fiber:)  I also added fresh sage to make this meatloaf taste really awesome:)  This meatloaf has the texture & consistency of a meatloaf with meat!  Really, no lie… try it:)

This recipe was adapted from the Eclectic Eccentricites Etc. blog by “Shell” (short for Shelly) an Artist in Hampton Roads,VA.  You can find the original recipe @ http://wp.me/pHTJ2-x

Manly Meatloaf without Meat

Makes one Manly Meatloaf  without Meat

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup grated cheese ( I used aged cheddar & asiago- the quality of the cheese matters, don’t use a cheese you wouldn’t eat by itself!!!)
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran ( I used Hudgson Mills Brand http://www.hodgsonmillstore.com/en/Cereals/Wheat-Bran-Unprocessed-Millers-Bran/71518-01018-001_Group.aspx)
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped very fine (you can do this with a food processor, careful not to turn to walnut butter or by hand with a knife- but make sure they are very fine- walnuts should look like almond flour when you are done)
  • 1 1/2 cup portabella mushroom cap, small dice
  • 1 cup onion, small dice
  • 1 cup carrot, small dice
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup  A-1 Steak Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcester Sauce
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 5 cage free eggs
  • Ketchup for the topping (this is for the top of the meatloaf… not the inside of the meatloaf so sit it aside.. I am from Pennsylvania, so I have to say for this I  used Heinz Ketchup..LOL)
  1. Wash your hands.  You will be using your hands, so make sure your sleeves are rolled up:)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cover a loaf pan with aluminum foil or cut parchment to fit loaf pan.
  4. Squirt olive oil on foil or parchment to coat, or spray Pam to coat foil or parchment. ( If you don’t do this your meatloaf will stick to the sides, and the sides are really yummy.. don’t want to miss out on them. Also, it will make for a pretty presentation if the meatloaf comes nicely out of the pan:)
  5. In a little bowl, crack all 5 cage free eggs. I like to crack my eggs in a separate bowl so that I can take the egg shells out if they fall in and if an egg is bad, it doesn’t ruin the rest of my ingredients.
  6. Place all ingredients except the eggs in a big bowl, mix with your hands:)
  7. Once all ingredients except eggs are mixed, add the eggs.  Mix together with your hands:)
  8. Note: this is a fun recipe to do with children… they are supposed to get into the ingredients with their hands, kids love this:)
  9. With hands, place meatloaf mixture in prepared pan.
  10. Once mixture is in pan, with hands, shape meatloaf into a meatloaf shape.  If you don’t shape it is fine, the meatloaf will just be the shape of the loaf pan… a shaped meatloaf makes for a nicer presentation.
  11. Then squirt the top of the meatloaf with ketchup.
  12. Place in oven at 350 for about 55 minutes.
  13. Take out oven after 55 minutes and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  14. To serve, lift foil or parchment up with meatloaf on it, then place on a cutting board.  Gently peel back the foil or parchment off the meatloaf and slice:)  For a real meatloaf sort of meal, serve with mashed potatoes, green beans & soft dinner rolls:)

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