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Bean Loaf

Another great substitute for meat loaf.


  • 2 c dried pinto beans
  • Enough water to fully cover beans (approx. 4 C)
  • 4 c stale bread crumbs
  • 2 c vegan cheese, grated
  • ½ c onion, chopped
  • ½ c vegetable shortening or vegan butter
  • Egg Replacer equal to 1 egg, OR 2 T tomato paste
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Baste: 1 T melted vegan butter mixed in 1/4 C water


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. Wash beans, soak overnight in water.

  3. Bring beans to a boil in the soaking liquid and simmer until beans are tender. Drain.

  4. Mash beans fine and add all the other ingredients, except Baste ingredients, and mix well.

  5. Pack into a loaf pan and bake 1 to 1 ½ hours. Baste occasionally with Baste ingredients.

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