A deliciously satisfying meat loaf that contains no actual meat. Leftover slices are delicious for sandwiches.
Course: dinner, Main Course
For the loaf:
1cupmirepoix (finely-diced onion, carrot, and celery)*
1cupseasoned dry breadcrumbs (gluten-free works well here)
For topping the loaf:
6ouncesplain tomato paste
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Thoroughly combine the loaf ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then transfer the mixture to a lightly-greased 9x5-inch loaf pan, and pack well. Spread the tomato paste evenly over the top of the loaf.
Bake in the preheated oven until the loaf achieves 165°F -- about 75 minutes. Slice and serve.
If you haven't the energy to make mirepoix, just substitute 1 cup finely diced onion.