Lentil Loaf with Classic Onion Gravy

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 h 40 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 15 mL
  • 2 cans canned lentils, drained and rinsed, divided 540 mL each
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium, gluten-free vegetable broth 125 mL
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats 150 mL
  • 3 tbsp ground flax 45 mL
  • 3 tbsp tamari or gluten-free soy sauce 45 mL
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 15 mL
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias
  • Onion Gravy:
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, whole
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary 15 mL
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  • 1 cup reduced sodium, gluten-free vegetable broth 250 mL
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 15 mL
  • 1 tbsp tamari or gluten-free soy sauce 15 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line 9 x 5-in. (23 x 13-cm) loaf pan with parchment paper. Heat oil in skillet set over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic and rosemary 3 to 5 min., until softened; set aside. Puree half the lentils in food processor with broth until coarsely ground.

  • Step 2

    In Large bowl, mix together ground lentils, remaining lentils, onion mixture, oats, ground flax, tamari, tomato paste, mustard and eggs. Press into prepared loaf pan. Bake 45 to 50 min. until golden brown and loaf starts to shrink from the sides.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, make the gravy. Stir together onions, garlic, rosemary and oil in small baking dish (about 8-in./20-cm square). Bake in same oven as loaf, stirring occasionally, 45 to 50 min. until onions are golden brown and tender. Place onion mixture, broth, mustard and tamari in blender and puree until smooth. Pour into small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 5 min. until thick and flavourful.

  • Step 4

    After loaf is baked, cool in pan 10 to 15 min. before turning out onto serving dish. Slice and serve with gravy, sprinkled with green onions.

Tip

Brush loaf with ketchup before baking for a kid-friendly version. Serve with additional ketchup on the side, saving the onion gravy for the adults.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
  • Calories 230
  • Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Carbs 32 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 920 mg