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Spicy Lentil Loaf

Spicy Lentil Loaf

This is from The New Farm Cookbook as related by “Confessions of a Vegan Virgin.”  It was really good!  Takes about 2-1/2 hrs, serves 4.

Cook in a large saucepan in 3-1/2 c water:

  • 1-1/2 c green lentils

This will probably take 40-60 min.  All the water should be absorbed and lentils should be soft.  Use a large saucepan and you can mix everything in it afterwards.

At the same time, cook in a small pot in 1-1/2 c water:

  • 3/4 c brown rice

Saute in oil or water in a small frypan:

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients with:

  • 1/3 c salsa

and spices to taste.  I used:

  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t chipotle powder (could use chili powder instead)

Press into an oiled loaf pan.  I used a smaller loaf pan, 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 and it fit very snugly, but you could also use a larger bread-sized one.  Top with:

  • another 1/3 c salsa

Bake 1 hour at 350.

At the table, I topped mine with chipotle Tabasco; my Dad dumped about a cup of salsa on his.

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