Monday, June 27, 2011


If you like(d) meat loaf, this is a great one to try. I started with this recipe from The Health Seeker's Kitchen, but couldn't find green chili polenta, so I ended up changing quite a few things slightly and adding some other things. I used (and changed) this recipe from Oh She Glows for the sauce. Here's what I did (and I'll do it again):

1/4 c. water to saute
2 c. sweet onion, chopped

1 T. canned green chilies
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. dried cilantro
1 T. fresh chopped parsley
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. nutritional yeast
1 t. sesame seeds
2 T. tomato paste

1/2 c. sun-dried tomato garlic polenta*

1 c. walnuts, coarsely ground
1 1/4 c. cooked brown rice (1/2 c. uncooked)**


3 T. ketchup
1 T. balsamic vinegar
1 T. unsweetened applesauce

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Saute onions in water until translucent.
  • Add chilies through tomato paste and mix well.
  • Add polenta and mix well. Make sure there aren't any lumps.
  • Add walnuts and rice.  Mix well.
  • Press into a loaf pan.
  • Top with sauce. (I made extra sauce for dipping.)
  • Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
*This was my first time using polenta.  I've looked online, and as far as I can tell, it freezes well.  So I plan on just dividing the remaining polenta into 1/2-cup portions and freezing it for next time.

**I knew I would be needing Spanish rice later this week, so that's what I made and used this time.  It was great.

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