Vegan Main Dishes/ Vegan Recipes

Vegan Lentil and Sunflower Seed Meatloaf

What I like about this kind of recipe is that it is extremely flexible. You can keep the base and make meatballs, burgers, or stuff it into vegetables. Here, I cooked it in a muffin mold, but you can opt for a lentil loaf cooked in a bigger mold. Just don’t forget to increase the cooking time!

Lentil and sunflower seed "meatloaf"

5 from 2 votes
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Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • cups of onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2/3 cup carrots grated
  • 1 packet 227g mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of lentils cooked, rinsed and drained
  • cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread shredded into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. of tamari
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of ketchup
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. tablespoon maple syrup


  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and mushrooms. Cook until the onion has begun to turn a little golden, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic in the last minute of cooking. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.
  • Grate the carrots and add them to the bowl with the onion, garlic, and mushrooms.
  • Blend the lentils in a food processor for a few seconds. They must have a coarse texture. Transfer the lentils into a large bowl.
  • Coarsely grind the sunflower seeds in the food processor. They must have a coarse texture. Transfer to the large bowl with the other ingredients.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  • Place the mixture in a previously oiled muffin pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix ketchup, applesauce, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup. Pour sauce evenly on the top of the Meatloaf.
  • Bake at 350 ° F for 40 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


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  • Reply
    Nina Javez
    December 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    5 stars
    such a rich and filling meal!

  • Reply
    Bella Marin
    December 17, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    5 stars
    I agree! my kids and husband loved it so much!

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