I haven’t cooked with dried soya mince for a while, but picked some up a couple of days ago and a meatless loaf seemed like a great way to get back into it!
I’ve used oats and a little flour to hold the loaf together, and carrot and courgette for some extra flavour and nutrition. Plenty of herbs too for a lovely savoury flavour!
I’ll be eating it for lunch at work with coleslaw, made with a dressing I haven’t done before, I’ll post the recipe for that tomorrow.
makes 4 servings
75 g dried soya mince
50 g gluten free oats
35 g gluten free plain flour
1 medium carrot, grated
1/2 a medium courgette, grated
2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
250 ml vegetable stock
salt and pepper
This really is ridiculously easy… just mix all if the ingredients together! Then leave the mixture to stand for 30 minutes, this allows to oats, soy mince and flour to absorb some of the liquid.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c.
On a lined or oiled baking tray, shape the mixture into a loaf type shape. Bake for 45 minutes until the outside is lovely and brown. If it looks like it’s getting too dark, cover with a piece of foil.
The loaf will be very soft when it’s hot, but should still be sliceable. I made it to eat cold with salad and on sandwiches, and it firmed up nicely as it cooled.