Barley & Baked Bean "Meat Loaf"
We pre-freeze portioned amounts of cooked barley, rice and quinoa and always have various canned beans and veggie burgers on hand so this was a relatively quick dish to throw together before baking.
This recipe was adapted from a Weight Watchers recipe that used turkey and barley to make a meat loaf. You can find the original here http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=142901
1 can (16 oz.) Baked Beans, drained and rinsed (vegetarian)
1 c. Cooked Pearl Barley
2 Veggie Burgers, chopped (Used Morningstar vegan patties)
1 TBSP Flax mixed with 3 TBSP Hot Water (to substitute for 1 egg)
1/4 c. Ketchup
1/2 small onion, diced and fried in oil until translucent
In a mixing bowl, mash beans with a potato masher
Add in barley, chopped veggie burger and ketchup, stir to combine
Add flax mixture and stir again
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray
Press mixture into loaf pan with spoon
Top with more ketchup, if desired
Bake at 350 for 30-40 min. (Mine was done at 40 min.)
Let rest and then cut into slices.