veggie meatloaf + applewood cheddar + homemade honey bourbon bbq sauce

* you can also use this same mixture for killer veggie burgers


Veggie mixture

2 zuccini diced

1/2 sweet onion diced

3 stalks celery cleaned and diced

4 carrots shredded or diced

2 cloves garlic

2 cups shitake mushrooms (or your favorite) chopped

6 tbs olive oil

1 cup lentils

2 cups brown rice

3 eggs beaten

1 cup cottage cheese

1 cup of shredded applewood cheddar cheese

3 cups of organic corn flakes-crushed (you can use, flax, gluten free, riceflakes) whatever works for you.

1 tbs dried dill

1 tbs dried  oregano

1 tbs dried shallot (optional)

2 tsp grey salt

2 tsp pepper (fresh cracked)

In a sauce pan use about 3 tbs of the olive oil and add all the chopped veggies, saute until tender add lentils and spices and cook for another 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and using an immersion blender break down the mixture. Let cool then add the cottage cheese and mix that in as well with the blender. In the meantime preheat the over to 325 and beat the eggs and add them to the mixture with the crushed corn flakes. Add salt and pepper and fix one final time.

Form a bottom layer then add cheese then a top layer of the mixture and form into meatloaf shape put in pan and bake at 325 for 20 minutes then add bbq sauce and bake another 15-20 minutes.


Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce

1 large onion sliced thin

2tbs butter (unsalted)

1 garlic clove

2tbs Worcestershire sauce

dash of hot sauce

3tbs brown sugar

3 tbs honey bourbon

2tbs apple cider vinegar

zest and juice of one orange

1 cup of Heinz ketchup

salt and pepper to tase


Here is the secret to this sauce…

Add butter to saute pan and let it just begin to turn brown (it will begin to smell nutty) then add onions cook them for 20 minutes or so until they are completely caramelized. Use the apple cider vinegar to deglaze the pan. Onions will not look like onions if you have done this correctly. Add all of the other ingredients and cook over low heat for about 15 -20 minuets add salt and pepper to taste.

Use this sauce to bast the meatloaf….










  1. Linda Troy says:

    Love your recipes and look forward to trying some of them. I’m going to share this recipe with my vegetarian daughter who lives in Portland, Oregon. Thanks!

  2. christine says:

    Love your blog…came to it from your lovely story on The Daily Tail. Your goals are so universal and intertwined with many of us. Looking forward to sharing your journey and your recipes, which sound yummy! Have you thought of adding a photograph of each dish to make them even more mouthwatering for us?

    • dogl2324 says:

      Hi Christine!

      I am so glad you are following along! Thank you for your support, I appreciate it very much! YES to the pics, I totally need to start doing that, and I will. I am making a batch of granola as I type so I will start by taking a pic of the granola! đŸ™‚

  3. Bobbie says:

    Sounds delish! Wish I could cook — I may even give this a try. Thanks for including vegetarian dishes!

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