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Cabbage Soup and Meatless Meatloaf

I humbly offer you my recipe for Cabbage Soup and Meatless Meatloaf.


This can even provide the basis for a stock for other soups. I like to slow cook it with onions, garlic, peppers, a few carrots, a little veggie bullion, and whatever other veggies are hanging around.

Then, if you like, you can pour off the broth to drink, leaving some or all solids.

Set some solids aside and use a hand blender to pulverize them. In a bowl, add any combination of these (or all) - cooked black beans, lentils, or other seeds/grains/crushed nuts, sunflower seeds, cumin, salt, pepper, Italian herbs, oats, bread crumbs, molasses, tomato paste, vegan cheese, mushrooms (preferably browned, olive oil, and a little corn.

Mash some of the black beans.

(NOTE - Seeds, nuts, and Corn will help the mix have more lightness and air).

Aim for the consistency of hamburger. Then form it either into burgers or into a loaf.

If a loaf, bake it at 400 degrees until it is solid and browned on the top when you can sprinkle some croutons or vegan cheese on top. I like to add some tomato sauce or homemade catsup for the last few minutes. Adjust the temperature if you prefer.

It makes a great meatless meatloaf --- or, cooked on the grill, makes great burgers.

Don't trust me, try it yourself.

This works with any sort of vegetable pulp as well.