This Meaty Vegetarian Salsbury Steak Meatloaf, or meatballs is the perfect addition to your holiday meal, whether it's Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter or any day really, this delicious vegan seitan steak recipe has it going on. I mean come on! Who doesn't love Thanksgiving Vegan Meatloaf with gravy- YUMThis loaf is made with mushrooms, lentils, vital wheat gluten, it's slightly crispy on the outside, moist, meaty, chewy on the inside, and it will not fall apart people! This vegan steak will fool the hardiest of meat eaters, and it makes the best meatballs too! The recipe is adapted from my "Best Vegan Burger Recipe" so if you've tried my burger recipe you'll know what I'm talking about.
To make the Vegan Meatloaf next level good, Enter - The Best mushroom gravy ever! Honestly I could drink this stuff, it's that delicious.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN SALSBURY STEAK :
To start on the steak, cook the onions and oil in a skillet on medium heat, for 7 minutes or so until golden brown. Then add your garlic, pinch of salt and pepper and cook a minute or two longer. If avoiding oil saute your onions and garlic in water or broth until onions are tender. Add to a small bowl and set aside.
Next process the mushrooms in food processor, in two batches, scraping down the sides if necessary, till quite small, slightly mushy, but with some texture remaining. then add the mushrooms to a large glass bowl.
Then add your lentils to the food processor with the onion, garlic mixture, and pulse a few times. you want the lentils to retain some texture.
Now add the rest of the ingredients except gluten, and mix well. I usually taste the mix at this point, Don't worry if it seems to salty, once the wheat gluten is added it's perfect. Now add in your vital wheat gluten and mix for 2 to 4 minutes,( I usually do this by hand like your mixing dough) till you see strands forming in the gluten. the strands are what holds your meatloaf together. The mixture will be moist not dry, but will not stick to your hands. Lightly grease a 9x13 casserole pan, add the loaf mixture and spread it evenly in the pan. In the oven it goes.
FOR SALSBURY STEAK MEATBALL VERSION:
To make the loaf into meatballs, roll mixture into 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch balls and place on non stick baking pan. brush the balls lightly with oil (opt) and bake for 20-25 minutes flipping halfway.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN MUSHROOM GRAVY:
On to the Mushroom gravy folks, add the sliced mushrooms and oil to the same pan, set to medium, and cook for 5 minutes or so then add the garlic, pinch of salt and pepper and cook for another minute. Remove half the mushroom, garlic mixture from pan and add to a small bowl, set aside for later( this will be the yummy mushroom texture in your gravy)
Now add rest of gravy ingredients to pan ( except bowl of mushrooms), whisk till flour is incorporated, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer till gravy has thickened. Then process gravy in blender till smooth, return to pan and add the mushrooms and garlic you set aside earlier. Reheat if necessary. Add salt and pepper if needed, and try not to slurp it all up!?
That's the recipe folks. The food processor and oven do most of the work, nice and easy and incredibly tasty! The gravy can easily be made the day before to save time. Now picture this Delicious Vegan Salsbury Steak with all the holiday fixings - mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, baked yams, cranberry sauce, buns, salad, etc.. Oh lord I'm drooling, Ok get going, you need to buy some mushrooms ASAP.
I know you'll love this Vegan Salsbury Steak Meatloaf, it's:
Comfort on a plate
Packed with protein
Perfect any time
Enjoy you guys! Happy Day ?
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