Spicy Bean and Lentil Loaf

I keep trying different loaf recipes but not all of them turn out great except for my Aunt Judy’s recipe. This one turned out ok but I wanted to share it with you anyway. The recipe comes from the same cookbook that I’ve featured before “Vegetarian” and I’ve realized that I keep using it because it’s the only one I have that has pictures for each recipe. I have a problem with following a recipe if I don’t see what the end product is supposed to look like..So I’m probably going to invest in more cookbooks with lots of pictures.

Spicy Bean and Lentil Loaf << pdf file of recipe, sorry if it’s too blurry

I couldn’t find canned lentils so I boiled them myself..and I got to use my food processor!

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I followed the directions on the lentils pack but I might have over boiled them. After sauteing the veggies, I added them, 2 eggs, and the beans to the food processor.

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I drained the lentils and the kidney beans but after processing it all, it turned out almost completely liquid. And I think that was the mistake that made the loaf not that great. Next, I added the ketchup, tomato paste, cheese, and seasonings.

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It wasn’t thickening up so I added Italian bread crumbs and put it all into a greased pan. Leave in oven for an hour (350 degrees).

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I would give the loaf a B- because it ended up tasting more like seasoned smashed beans instead of a loaf. But I think it’s because I might have processed it too much…maybe next time I won’t use the food processor at all and just mix everything the old-fashioned way lol

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