Yes you can. All you need is the mashed potatoes. Except ours is a vegetable meat loaf ... no meat found here.(myrecipes.com) And instead of a side of mashed potatoes, we're adding a side of mashed cauliflower. These would make great dishes for your Lenten fast.
Lenten Fast is #5 on our Spring To-Do-List.
Kiki here, miracles and blessings ... today's text-webisode is a tasty one. With so many of our regulars partaking in the Lenten Fast, we decided to share a few tasty dishes that'll make you forget about the meat loaf and ribs you're passing up.
Vegetable Meat Loaf
- Meat loaf:$
- 1 large red bell pepper $
- 1 large green bell pepper $
- 2 pounds cremini mushrooms, coarsely chopped $
- 1 tablespoon olive oil $
- 1 cup 1/2-inch asparagus pieces $
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion $
- 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon ketchup $
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 ounces fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten $
- Cooking spray $
- 2 tablespoons ketchup $
- 1 tablespoon vodka or vegetable broth
- 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Preheat broiler to high.
- To prepare meat loaf, cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 12 minutes or until blackened. Place in a paper bag; fold to close tightly. Let stand for 10 minutes. Peel and finely chop. Place bell peppers in a large bowl.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350°.
- Place about one-fourth of mushrooms in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until finely chopped. Transfer chopped mushrooms to a bowl. Repeat procedure 3 times with remaining mushrooms.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms to pan; sauté 15 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms to bell peppers. Wipe pan with paper towels. Add asparagus and onion to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until just tender, stirring occasionally. Add onion mixture to mushroom mixture.
- Arrange breadcrumbs in an even layer on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden. Add breadcrumbs and the next 8 ingredients (through eggs) to mushroom mixture, stirring well. Spoon mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; press gently to pack. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155°.
- To prepare topping, combine 2 tablespoons ketchup and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; brush ketchup mixture over meat loaf. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes; cut into 6 slices.
- 1 head medium cauliflower (about 2 lb.), chopped* $
- 1/2 cup sour cream $
- 3/4 teaspoon salt $
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese $
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 2 tablespoons butter $
- Garnish: fresh chives
Preparation1. Fill a large Dutch oven with water to depth of 1/4 inch. Arrange cauliflower in Dutch oven. Cook, covered, over medium-high heat 7 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain.
2. Process cauliflower, sour cream, salt, and pepper in a food processor 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Stir in Parmesan cheese and chives. Place in a bowl.
3. If desired, microwave mixture at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring at 1-minute intervals.
4. Cook butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until butter begins to turn golden brown. Remove from heat, and immediately drizzle butter over cauliflower mixture. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.