Forks over Knives Hippie Loaf

Forks over Knives Hippie Loaf

OK I have to start this post explaining that I was expecting this to be like my all hated veggie burger.  I really been trying to find something other than my favorite soup that I still make every week.  Or my no-tuna salad I eat all the time because a person can’t live off of 2 recipes and call it a day.  Anyway, for me the recipe was super easy. I just threw all the ingredients into my food processor and from there into a pan. Easy to make, easy clean up.

OK, here’s what I found, It might be because of how I made it, but it was very wet recipe. I should’ve let it cook a bit longer than an hour in my oven.  My slice was good it was just, like I said, wet which other words means mushy. Not the most appetizing of all meals. What I did after that is make a couple more slices and put it back in the oven until it got a harder top. That helped but didn’t solve it completely. Inside was still mushy.  However, it tasted good despite being mushy. Considering one of my favorite meals in the world is meatloaf, this wasn’t such a bad substitute. Again, not sure if it was my preparation or the ingredients that caused the mushy consistency. I’m curious to see how it re-heats. Remember I’m not a chef. My notes in italics bold


Hippie Loaf


1 15oz can black beans
1 onion used red onion
2 cloves garlic
1 large carrot
2 stalks celery
1 cup brown mushrooms used a can mushrooms 
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
3 tbsp brown rice flour used brown pastry flour
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp ketchup


Preheat oven to 350ºF and set your 8-inch nonstick loaf pan nearby.

Mash beans in a large bowl with a fork or potato masher and mix all ingredients until evenly combined. used food processor for combining everything 

Transfer to prepared pan and pat down firmly and tightly using a spatula.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until firm and brown on the outside.

Allow the loaf to cool and firm up before serving, about 15 to 20 minutes. Place a serving plate over the loaf pan and turn it upside down, to flip the loaf out onto the plate. After this I sliced and recooked for another 15 minutes until slices browned 

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10 thoughts on “Forks over Knives Hippie Loaf

  1. Good morning, girls. So you rattle the pots and pans too? That meat loaf looks delicious but there’s one missing item: a lot of ketchup on top. My father Mario started to work as a clerk when he was a teenager in the Swift company in the harbor of Montevideo; he admired many of his American bosses and he picked up that supposedly “bad habit” from them. And we follow that tradition still! A big kiss. Arrivederci!

    1. Good afternoon. I have to confess I put a lot of ketchup on this recipe and when I made a meatloaf with meat. My ex-husband showed me how early on in my cooking experience and wouldn’t cook without it.

  2. It looks fine as is, but ‘loaf’ it ain’t … An egg in the mix may have helped it to attain ‘loafness’. Looking at the list of ingredients, it’s a very healthy meal, and I bet it’s tasty too.

  3. Try only pulsing the beans a few times so they don’t turn to mush. Then mix the rest of the ingredients in by hand. Also a little arrowroot it cornstarch would help firm it up a bit.

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