Vegan “Meat” Loaf with Mushroom Gravy Recipe


“Meat” Loaf

This was posted at Fat Free Vegan …I made a few changes, which are noted.


2 cups of prepared veg broth (1 cup of Veggie broth if you are using seitan)
½ cup ketchup
2 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce) – I used Bragg’s Amino Liquids
2 cups of TVP granules – I used my Homemade Seitan and made it into ‘ground’ seitan’ by putting it into a food processor
1 cup of quick oats or bread crumbs – I used Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tblsp of nutritional yeast
1 tsp each garlic granules, onion powder, oregano and basil

(BBQ topping option: 1/3 cup unsweetened ketchup, 2 tbls tamari, a good shake of liquid smoke) – Optional


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. In medium bowl, combine prepared broth, ketchup, tamari and TVP (seitan). Mix to combine and let stand 10 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.

2. Add remaining ingredients, except topping. Mix well

3. Pack mixture into a 9 x 5 loaf pan or a glass casserole. (Many people making this suggest just forming into a loaf on a baking sheet.)  Bake 40-45 minutes.

4. If using topping, spread on loaf during the last 10 minutes of baking. (I didn’t use the sauce on top, but I did make the Fat Free Mushroom Gravy.)


Tastes great with Fat-Free Mushroom Gravy and mashed potatoes.

Fat-Free Mushroom Gravy

1 cup water or vegetable broth
1 tblsp barley miso
1 Tblsp tamari
2 tblsp nutritional yeast
1/4 cup diced mushrooms
pepper to taste
1 tblsp arrowroot mixed with 1 tblsp water

Combine all ingredients except arrowroot in small saucepan; simmer for 5 minutes. Do not boil as this will kill the beneficial bacteria in miso.

Add arrowroot mixture a little at a time, stirring constantly until thickened.

Use on meatloaf, potatoes, biscuits, etc.



10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. River (aka Pat)
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 00:30:37

    I haven’t seen a recipe quite like this one before (although i do know Susan’s site very well – maybe I missed her version [sorry Susan]_. I’m saving this to try myself soonest. I like to cook low-fat and low-salt 🙂

    Like what I’ve seen of your blog. I shall link to it on mine, okay? Hugz!!


  2. Ann of pressure cooker reviews
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 09:25:54

    I am trying to be a Vegan this year as part of my healthy eating habits as I am having a hard time digesting meat. This looks like a recipe I can try…thanks for sharing!


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  4. Mark Gailmor
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 06:25:58

    Wow, I made this vegan meatloaf and substituted 1 cup of okara for 1 cup of tvp and reduced the liquid by half and it turned out beautifully. Also, I substituted the gravy for a miso brown gravy that I had and made some rosemary mashed potatoes to go with it. The entire dinner was a hit. I invited Mum over and she was practically in heaven. I’ve tried so many vegan meatloafs before but this was the first one that actually held together perfectly and cut beautifully. Thanks so much for posting it.




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  8. Marsha Von Almen
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 04:25:09

    I haven’t tried this yet, but it sounds and looks wonderful. My question, how do you make setian that is eatable? My first attempt looked like an alien brain. I tried not cooking it in liquid and it was hard. Help!! I’m allergic to soy.


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