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Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf

Posted by J1 
J1
Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 16, 2018 10:21PM
On this foodlovers thread [forum.foodlovers.co.nz] I posted a recipe for Dominion Loaf using lentils instead of beef mince.

I've since changed the original recipe (both the meat version and the lentil version) by removing the half cup of milk and replacing it with 4 tablespoons of tomato paste. This change makes a MUCH BETTER loaf, both in texture and flavour.

Yesterday I finally got around to making a BEAN version of the loaf. I cooked some beans myself, but canned beans could be used. I substituted 500g of cooked haricot beans for the 500g beef mince. It was very successful. The carnivorous male in the house happily ate it for lunch and declared it "very good". Photo attached. I did make one other unintended change - I forgot I needed an apple and didn't have one so put 180g of buttercup squash/pumpkin in instead. In the past I've also successfully substituted zucchini for the apple...

Here's the recipe again, for ease:
1 onion (approx 130g)
1 small carrot (approx 80g)
1 tart apple (approx 180g)
2 cloves garlic
1 egg
4 tbspns tomato paste
1 tbspn (15ml) soy sauce
1-2 tspns (2-4g) curry powder
1 tspn sugar
½ tspn salt
2 sprigs parsley
500g cooked beans (e.g. haricot, pinto, kidney, etc)
1 cup (90g) rolled oats

Cut onion, carrot and apple into quarters and place in food processor. Add garlic, egg, tomato paste, soy sauce, curry powder, sugar, salt and parsley and process all until finely and evenly chopped. Remove and place in a bowl. Add beans and rolled oats and stir to combine. Press mixture into a loaf tin and bake at 180°C for one hour.

Note: if you're using canned beans, one 400g can of beans is 60% beans, which means there are 240g of beans in one can (the rest of the canned weight - 160g - is liquid), so you'll need to buy two cans of beans to give you 480g of beans, which is close enough to the 500g needed for the recipe.


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2018 03:50AM by J1.
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Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 17, 2018 01:53AM
That looks a very tasty loaf, J1. I copied the recipe when you first posted it but for goodness knows what reason never got around to making it. We are not red-meat-eaters in my household, so this will be worth trying. Thanks for the update.
Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 17, 2018 01:53AM
This looks lovely, if you do the lentil one again can you post a photo of that - it probably looks even more like mince. Good to know about the improvements/changes too. A friend of mine is a vegetarian but she's one of those who eat salmon and tuna especially in sushi, prawns and god knows what else....I suppose shes a Pescatarian. It's good to have some nice recipes to hand. I wonder if you could make this mixture into a BBQ patty for burgers?
J1
Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 17, 2018 05:14AM
Danube, it would probably be good as a BBQ patty mixture for burgers.

Here's a photo of the Lentil one from when I did it last time (when it had half a cup of milk in it instead of 4 tbspns tomato paste):
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open | download - Dominion Lentil Loaf (3).JPG (1.96 MB)
Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 17, 2018 05:43AM
Mmmm, I think it would make good BBQ patties, it looks like you have used green du puy lentils rather than the softer red or brown ones?
Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 17, 2018 05:52AM
Just looked at your original recipe and I see they are brown lentils, in the photo they have kept quite bit of texture which is nice. I'm going to try the mixture as burgers - those vegetarian sausages and burgers you buy from the supermarket are really expensive and goodness knows whats in them. I will report backsmiling smiley My friend is coming over next Friday to indulge in day drinking and now burgers!smiling bouncing smiley
J1
Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 17, 2018 03:19PM
Yes, I used brown lentils. I have a note on the recipe that you could also use "Whole Green Lentils (not French-style)". I was worried the French-style ones wouldn't help hold the mixture together enough although, now the half cup of milk's been taken away, an experiment with French-style might happen at some future point.
Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 18, 2018 09:30PM
J1, is this a eat hot thing or could you eat it cold? I'm always looking for vegetarian sandwich fillings for work.
J1
Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 19, 2018 02:52AM
It's absolutely, totally delicious cold. I was just thinking, as I ate a cold piece the other day, it would make a great picnic food or lunchbox filler..

Note: if you're using canned beans, one 400g can of beans is 60% beans, which means there are 240g of beans in one can (the rest of the canned weight - 160g - is liquid), so you'll need to buy two cans of beans to give you 480g of beans, which is close enough to 500g needed for the recipe.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2018 03:49AM by J1.
Re: Dominion Loaf - Meat or Vegetarian Lentil/Bean Loaf
September 22, 2018 09:15AM
Thanks, J1, I'll give that a try for lunch! I cook my own beans so don't need to worry about the can conversions.
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