Fix It Plan’s Scrumptious Tempeh Meatloaf
There are a lot of good recipes out there for meatless meatloaf, but we particularly like this one because it has more bite to it–a real meaty texture. Loaded with protein from tempeh and hemp seeds, deliciously seasoned with a tangy glaze, this is a favorite at our house. And even the meat eaters enjoy it!
Tempeh is such a versatile food and often so misunderstood it seems. While reaching for it in the refrigerator case at the store I’ve had people come up to me and ask what I do with it. And when I tell them how good it is they look at me with disbelief! I suppose it is rather unattractive in its sealed package, all pale and odd looking, naked and unadorned.
If you’re not familiar with tempeh, let me tell you about this wonderful food. Tempeh is simply soy beans that have been fermented, steamed and pressed into a cake. It has a nutty flavor and meaty texture, and absorbs whatever flavors you throw at it. And it does a great job of replacing meat in your diet, both texturally and nutritionally. A 3 ounce serving contains 16 grams of healthy plant-based protein as well as calcium and iron.
It’s a very easy food to work with, and Bill made this little video to give you an idea of its texture and how simple it is to crumble.
You can slice and marinate it for tempeh burgers, crumble and season it for tacos or pasta sauce, use in stir fry and a myriad of other recipes. Choose organic or non-GMO since most soy in the U.S. is genetically modified.
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