Recipe: Mixed Vegetable Nut Loaf (Meatless)

I am a lover of meatloaf but for some reason, I will only eat my own! The other night I was just feelingin the mood for meatloaf and madhed potatoes. I didn’t feel like running to the store to get ground beef so I tried this recipe from Nakano. Meat loaf without meat! Just the tasty flavors of vegetables, mushrooms and crunchy nuts laced with herbs. A food processor makes fast work for all the chopped ingredients – nuts and bread crumbs too! Please let me know what you think if you try this!

NOTE: Vegetables, nuts and bread crumbs should be finely chopped, but not minced.


  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup Nakano Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar (Print a $.50 off coupon!)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF
  2. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan
  3. Melt your butter in a large skillet
  4. To the melted butter add your carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, seasoned rice vinegar, soy sauce and herbs. (YUM!)
  5. Cook this on high making sure to stir occasionally until liquid is absorbed This takes about 9 to 10 minutes.
  6. Move your veggies to a large bowl and stir in the bread crumbs, nuts and eggs.
  7. After it’s well combined, spoon it into your prepared loaf pan
  8. Pat it down and make sure the top is smooth.
  9. Bake it for 50 minutes or untilthe  internal temperature is 165°F
  10. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes
  11. Use a spatula to remove the loaf from the pan
  12. I love mine with mashed potatoes and corn!

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