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Holly's Amazing "Meat"loaf

What you need: 

1 package dry veggie burger mix, pre-seasoned
1 small white onion
2 medium-sized chestnut mushrooms
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, separated
1/2 cup mild salsa or spaghetti sauce
2 teaspoons organic tamari soy sauce (optional)
French fried onions (amount varying depending on consistency and taste)
1/4 cup ketchup or BBQ sauce

What you do: 

First off, I would like to say that I have tried a million times to make a meatloaf that tastes as awesome as this one does. I have found no luck using frozen textured vegetable protein, even tried textured vegetable protein with no seasoning, so I came across a dried package of veggie burger mix with a lovely tomato and onion flavor. I am not sure what to add to textured vegetable protein to give it a nice "meat" flavor, but any suggestions would help! Just leave me a comment.
Preheat oven to about 250C
Prepare veggie burger mix in a medium-sized bowl according to package instructions. Let sit to allow water to absorb properly.
Meanwhile, dice onion and finely slice mushrooms. Fry in 2 tablespoons of oil until onions and mushrooms are nice and soft. Set aside (remove from heat) and let cool for about five minutes.
While mushrooms and onion are cooling down, mix salsa/spaghetti sauce, tamari, and French fried onions. When mushrooms and onions are cool, combine them in with the veggie burger mixture.
Line a baking sheet or roasting pan with aluminum foil. Brush foil with 1 tablespoon oil and spoon veggie burger mix on to sheet/pan. Form in to a medium-sized loaf shape and drizzle other tablespoon of oil on top of loaf. Then squeeze/spread ketchup on top of loaf. Place in preheated oven and cook for about 20-30 minutes, until edges brown, ketchup cooks on top of loaf, and the loaf is nice and firm throughout.
Serve in slices (alongside mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, whatever you fancy), and enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
Approx. 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Wasn't used to the Burger Mix taste.Not so good to me
:-[

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I've been looking for a meatloaf recipe for years and had been unsuccessful until now because all the others would fall apart. This recipe was soooooo good that I can not wait to make it again. I put T. Joes dried onions and BBQ sauce mixed with their ketchup as well. It was amazing!!!

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Mix 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg into the ketchup before you slather it on top, and you will not be sorry  ;)b

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Fantastic recipe!!! I made it for myself and again for a potluck. Even the meat lovers liked it.

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I added this to my recipe box. It sounds simple and easy. Sometimes, I use my teapot to make hot water and will make broth, instant mashed potatoes or instant corn chowder. Simple and easy. The less dishes I have to wash, the better!

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:^ superb meal! My family loved every bit. Thanks!

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