A delicious vegan meatloaf made with chickpeas and covered with a homemade maple bbq sauce. It’s so EASY to make and is absolutely delicious.
It’s Autumn and comfort foods are the expectation among family and friends. One of the most common and popular forms of said comfort food is the meatloaf. But, for those of us who no longer eat dead flesh, there needs to be a satisfying plant based alternative. Does such a thing even exist? Yes, it does.
We all know there are tons of vegan recipes for “meat” loaves. And, some can be rather bland and mushy. You want/need something hearty, savory, and doesn’t fall apart at the mere sight of a fork. In other words, you need this Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf.
This chickpea vegan meatloaf recipe will satisfy everyone sitting around the table at dinner time. So, make this part of your Autumn vegan meal plan. Because if you don’t, you risk watching your self-esteem go down the toilet because everyone laughed at your “mush” loaf.
How Do I Make Vegan Meatloaf
Start by cooking the onion, carrots, and celery in a large nonstick pan altogether over medium heat. I LOVE my GreenPans and they are perfect for oil free cooking. Cook until the onions are a little soft. Remove your pan from the stove and set aside.
Drain and rinse your chickpeas, add them to a large mixing bowl, and mash them with a potato masher. Toss in the bread crumbs, soy sauce, vegan Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and all remaining ingredients. Mix very well until everything is combined.
NOTE: You can use a food processor to mix everything. But, don’t overmix everything. You still want a bit of texture. And, you may also have to work in batches because of the quantity.
Scoop the mixture into a nonstick loaf pan, silicone loaf pan, or loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Press the mixture down firmly and evenly, cover with aluminum foil, and bake it for 25 minutes.
After the 25 minutes, take the vegan meatloaf out of the oven, remove the aluminum foil, and spread the maple bbq sauce glaze on top.
Return the loaf to the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
Finally, remove from the oven and let the chickpea vegan meatloaf sit for about 15 minutes or so. It will firm up even more as it cools.
Slice, serve and enjoy!
Not a fan of the chickpeas? There’s always the lentil. Try my other vegan meatloaf recipe made with lentils and oats. It has a few more ingredients, but it’s just as delicious and savory!
What To Serve With Vegan Meatloaf
- Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes
- Green Bean Casserole With Onion Rings
- Vegan Sweet Potatoe Casserole
- Creamy Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
- Vegan Cranberry Sauce
- Apple Walnut Salad
You will love this Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf! It’s…
- Easy to make
- Perfectly seasoned
- Perfect for November
- Full of protein and fiber
- & Delicious!