Mini Vegan Meatloaf Muffins

Vegan Meatloaf Muffins (gluten free, freezable, storecupboard ingredients) by itsaplantbasedlife.com

If you dont have a food processor, its okay! Just mash up with a steel potato masher. See Instruction no.7 for Serving Suggestion!

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  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 45m
  • Yield: 8-10 muffins

Ingredients

Meatloaf Mix

  • 1 medium carrot, grated - καρότι, τριμμένο
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped - 2 ξύλα σέλινο, κομμένα
  • 1 red onion, diced - κόκκινο κρεμμύδι, ψιλοκομμένο
  • 2 garlic cloves minced - σκελίδες σκόρδο τριμμένες
  • 1 heaped Tbsp. BBQ sauce - 1κ.σ. σάλτσα BBQ
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste - 1κ.σ. πάστα ντομάτας
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika - 2κ.γ. καπνιστή πάπρικα
  • 1 1/2 tsp. mixed herbs - μιξ βότανα
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed - κονσέρβα ρεβύθια, πλυμμένα
  • 1/2 can kidney beans, drained, rinsed - κονσέρβα κόκκινα φασόλια, πλυμμένα
  • 1/2 c walnut halves - 1/2φλτ. καρύδια
  • 3 tbsp. cranberries - 3κ.σ. κράνπερι
  • 3 tbsp. sweetcorn - σιταροπούλα
  • 4 tbsp. oats - 4κ.σ. βρώμη
  • 1 tbsp. raw tahini - ακατέργαστη ταχίνι

Red Glaze

  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste - 1κ.σ. πάστα ντομάτας
  • 1 tbsp. BBQ sauce - σάλτσα BBQ
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar - 1κ.σ. μιλόξυδο
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup or brown sugar - συρόπι σφενδαμιού ή ζάχαρη καστανή

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 190C. Grease the muffin holes of a muffin tray with cooking spray (or with some butter) [prevents from sticking]
  2. Add 1.5tbsp olive oil to a medium hot pan, saute the celery, onion, carrot, garlic, herbs and paprika. After 2-3 minutes add chickpeas, kidney beans, BBQ sauce & tomato paste. Stir. Cook until the carrots are visibly reduced and onion is transluscent, about 10-12 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  3. Add the contents of your pan (save pan!) PLUS the oats, tahini, salt and pepper, to a food processor. Blitz a few times on high, until your mix ALMOST resembles a paste, but still has texture (dont overblend!)
  4. Put your old pan back on the heat and toast the walnuts on high heat for 3 mins. Then add these along with the cranberries and sweetcorn to your meatloaf mix and FOLD through with a spoon / spatula.
  5. Now fill each muffin hole with your meatloaf mix! I used about 2.5tbsp of mix per hole. Place in oven for a total of 30minutes.
  6. While they're in the oven do the washing up! Then make a glaze by simply mixing together all the glaze ingredients. Once mixed, take your muffins out of the oven (they've probably had 10 minutes in there by now) and glaze each muffin top with your mix. Put back in the oven for the remaining 20 minutes.
  7. When they've had their time, remove from the oven and allow to cool on a rack COMPLETELY before handling. Once cool, with a pairing knife, simply pop out the muffins. Serve on top of rosemary mashed potato and brown onion gravy OMG YUM

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