Most vegan “meat loaf” recipes call for beans, grains, or processed soy foods and taste nothing like mom’s. This homey version features millet, an ideal meatloaf ingredient that takes on the flavor of whatever spices you cook with it. Because millet loses its binding power as it cools, be sure to put the mixture into the baking dish as soon as you finish incorporating the spices.
Recipe from Forks Over Knives — The Cookbook
1. In a medium saucepan bring broth to boiling. Stir in millet. Return to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cover pan, and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until millet is tender.
2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. In a large saucepan cook onion over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding water 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time as needed to prevent sticking. Add sage, thyme, garlic, pepper, and nutmeg; cook and stir 1 minute.
3. Dissolve the miso paste in ¼ cup hot water, and stir into onion mixture. Stir in ¼ cup of the tomato sauce and nutritional yeast, if using the yeast. Stir in cooked millet. Season with salt.
4. Immediately press mixture into a 9×5-inch nonstick loaf pan. Top with the remaining ½ cup tomato sauce. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.