This recipe makes 2 loaves so you can freeze one for later or feed a big family. A perfect dinner loaf, but would also would make great open-face sandwiches for lunch. This recipe is easy and after you've cooked the lentils, everything else is stirred into a bowl, and transferred to a loaf pan to bake.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and lentils to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 40 minutes. Drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease two 5x9-inch loaf pans.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, spinach, carrot, and garlic in the hot oil until onion is tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Mix lentils, onion mixture, bread, vegetable broth, eggs, 1/4 cup ketchup, soup mix, parsley, basil, and black pepper in a bowl. Divide mixture into the prepared loaf pans. Drizzle 2 tablespoons ketchup over each loaf.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 50 minutes. Let loaves sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

I have used several different flavors of the Lipton(R) soup mix. The onion and the mushroom onion both taste VERY good with this recipe!

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 14.4g 29% DV; carbohydrates 41.1g 13% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 62mg 21% DV; sodium 406.2mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
Very delicious! Nice and moist. Tastes great with/without ketchup. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/29/2016
It was not good. I reduced the liquid but it was still mushy. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 1 stars
06/29/2016
It was not good. I reduced the liquid but it was still mushy. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/15/2013
this recipe turned out strange. It was mushy. I prefer tvp loaf more for a meat loaf type recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
Very delicious! Nice and moist. Tastes great with/without ketchup. Read More
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