Spicy BBQ Walnut Mushroom Loaf with Dirty Mashed Potatoes and Smokey Collard Greens

I love BBQ. Always have, always will. I mixed a blend of savory staples and added my trashy BBQ sauce and voila. The best damn meatloaf ever without one drop of "meat" in it. My love of southern food made me add smokey collard greens and dirty mashed potatoes. Just the right mix of decadence but guess what? It's all vegan! So it is much healthier than it's non vegan predecessor. Enjoy!

ingredients (for 8 servings)

2 chopped onions

½pound(s) chopped mushrooms

1 chopped red pepper

½cup(s) chopped celery

1extra firm tofu

1cup(s) walnuts, finely ground in food processor

3 tablespoon(s) light miso

3 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon(s) dried ground rosemary

1 teaspoon(s) dried thyme

1 teaspoon(s) red pepper

2 tablespoon(s) worchestershire sauce

2 tablespoon(s) ketchup

2 cup(s) breadcrumbs

2 tablespoon(s) egg replacer mixed with water 

preparation

preheat oven to 375. saute all vegetables one by one in the order that they are listed. After each is sauteed add to a large mixing bowl. Crumble and saute the tofu and walnuts in the same pan then add miso and vinegar (mix together in a bowl first.) add the dry spices and mix thoroughly. add to the bowl and then add worchershire sauce, ketchup, bread crumbs and egg replacer and knead together in bowl until everything is thoroughly mixed. Oil a 9X12 pan and add meatloaf mixture pressing firmly into the pan. coat the top of the meatloaf with a homemade bbq sauce. I use equal parts ketchup, maple syrup or agave, hot sauce and oil. bake in oven for one hour checking that the top does not burn. let sit for at least a half hour. serve with sides of your choice.

 

Collard Greens

3 bunches collard greens

2 tbls of olive oil

1/4 cup white wine

2 tbls apple cider vinegar

4 cloves chopped garlic

smoked salt to taste

wash the collard greens and cut off the stems. Chop lightly. Heat 2 tbls of oil in a stock pot add greens and toss. Add the smoked salt and toss. As the greens start to wilt add the wine, apple cider vinegar and chopped garlic. Turn heat to low and cover. Let simmer until greens are tender. About 30 min.

Dirty Mashed Potatoes

10 large Red Potatoes

Chili Powder

Cracked Pepper

1/4  Cup chopped scallions

1/4 Cup Wild Wood Soy Creamer

1/4 Cup Vegan Margarine

Salt

Wash and chop the potatoes.  Leave skin on the potatoes.  Add to a pot of salted water making sure the water covers all of the potatoes.  Bring to a boil and then lower the heat and let simmer until potatoes are soft.  Drain water and add cream and butter and scallions.  Mash until smooth.  Add spices to taste.