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A beautifully coloured gluten-free vegan vegetable loaf, filled with an abundance of fresh produce like beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, red pepper, herbs with a few additional ingredients. Delicious served with homemade gravy, potatoes and a side of greens! freshisreal.com

Vegetable Beetloaf

This post will show you how to make a Vegetable Beetloaf. A tasty plant-based side for any special occasion! It’s gluten-free, vegan and seriously that amazing! It’s really just another creative way to serve vegetables! To make this meal uber extraordinary make some of The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Gravy and generously pour it over creamy mashed potatoes or a baked potato! Ready to try? Keep reading for the recipe, process pictures and the instructions!

A beautifully coloured gluten-free vegan vegetable loaf, filled with an abundance of fresh produce like beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, red pepper, herbs with a few additional ingredients. Delicious served with homemade gravy, potatoes and a side of greens! freshisreal.com

Why a Vegetable Beetloaf?

To start and to clarify, this beetloaf does not include meat. This loaf is packed with an abundance of fresh vegetables, herbs, seasoning and a few extra ingredients to keep it wholesome, nutritious and flavourful!

It will not taste like meat.
It will not have a meat texture.
It will taste like a combination of delicious vegetables!

Special Holiday Meal

As we transition to eating even more plant-based meals, it’s possible to crave something new. This Vegetable Beetloaf takes some time to prepare, but it’s actually pretty simple. In fact, you probably have many of the vegetables and ingredients included in the recipe. It’s really just another creative way to serve vegetables!

Imagine all of your favourites textures and flavours all in one dish. Better yet, picture a special holiday meal—all in one bite! That’s especially true if you combine a piece of the beetloaf with a scoop of potatoes and cover it with a comforting and delicious amount of gravy! Yum!

A beautifully coloured gluten-free vegan vegetable loaf, filled with an abundance of fresh produce like beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, red pepper, herbs with a few additional ingredients. Delicious served with homemade gravy, potatoes and a side of greens! freshisreal.com

Method

This recipe includes a few steps. The first is simple, prepare all the vegetables and roast them until tender and soft. Only the beets will get roughly puréed in a blender or food processor to make the final mixing of all ingredients a little easier. The last step is the easiest, baking the loaves for about 40 minutes.

A beautifully coloured gluten-free vegan vegetable loaf, filled with an abundance of fresh produce like beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, red pepper, herbs with a few additional ingredients. Delicious served with homemade gravy, potatoes and a side of greens! freshisreal.com

Roasting & Baking

This recipe includes roasting the vegetables first and then baking the final roast in the oven. The initial roasting helps to create the best flavours while keeping the steps for this Vegetable Beetloaf as simple as possible.

Could you make this recipe without cooking the veggies first? I would suggest not to skip the oven roasting step as you might get hard bits in your loaf and that wouldn’t be very pleasing to eat.

Even though the Vegetable Beetloaf is softer in texture, because most of the ingredients are roughly mashed, the final loaf will be chunkier.

A beautifully coloured gluten-free vegan vegetable loaf, filled with an abundance of fresh produce like beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, red pepper, herbs with a few additional ingredients. Delicious served with homemade gravy, potatoes and a side of greens! freshisreal.com

A beautifully coloured gluten-free vegan vegetable loaf, filled with an abundance of fresh produce like beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, red pepper, herbs with a few additional ingredients. Delicious served with homemade gravy, potatoes and a side of greens! freshisreal.com

Tools

The tools needed to make this recipe are pretty standard.

You will need:

A beautifully coloured gluten-free vegan vegetable loaf, filled with an abundance of fresh produce like beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, red pepper, herbs with a few additional ingredients. Delicious served with homemade gravy, potatoes and a side of greens! freshisreal.com

Vegan Beet Loaf

Fresh is Real has another Vegan Beet Loaf recipe on the blog, for some, it might seem more time consuming to make because of all the seeds that are included in it.

The texture of that loaf is softer for sure which could seem different for some that are not familiar with mostly plant-based and allergen-friendly cooking.

Warming up a leftover slice, in a pan with a little oil, will crisp up each side making it extra yummy!

A sourdough loaf prepared with a sorghum sourdough starter (wild yeast). This gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free bread recipe is also rice-free, vegan and completely allergen-friendly.

Previous Recipe

Did you get to see my last bread recipe? The Simple Sorghum Sourdough was recently posted and has since been a huge hit! I’m so proud of all the gluten-free, vegan bakers that have tried it already!

It fills my heart with so much joy to help people with food sensitivities and allergies to make safe, nutritious bread alternatives!

My bread recipes are usually safe for people with autoimmune diseases and are great for people with celiac disease. If you know anyone that would love to try GFV baking, please tell them about Fresh is Real. They can join the Facebook group!

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A beautifully coloured gluten-free vegan vegetable loaf, filled with an abundance of fresh produce like beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, red pepper, herbs with a few additional ingredients. Delicious served with homemade gravy, potatoes and a side of greens! freshisreal.com

Vegetable Beetloaf

  • Author: Chantal | Fresh is Real
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 + 40 minutes
  • Total Time: +/- 2 hours
  • Yield: 8 sides 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Sides, Holiday, Special Occasion
  • Method: Oven-Baked
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Plant-Based, Allergen-Friendly

Description

Imagine the perfect holiday meal with creamy mashed potatoes, The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Gravy and Vegetable Beetloaf! This dish is a simple and creative way to serve vegetables! It’s packed with an abundance of fresh produce: beets, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peas, corn, onion, garlic, herbs, and a few more standard ingredients plus it’s gluten-free, vegan and allergen-friendly!


Ingredients

Scale

3 medium red or golden beets, peeled and diced (1/2-3/4-in), (2 cups chunky purée)
1 carrot, peeled and grated (1/2 cup)
8 mushrooms, brown cremini or white, chopped (1 to 1-1/2 cup)
1 large potato, peeled and diced (generous full cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (3/4 cup)
1 generous cup, organic canned chickpeas, rinsed and strained
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernel
1/3 cup fresh or frozen peas
1/3 cup red pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
8-12 fresh thyme sprigs, large stems removed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste

Binder:*

Flavour Add-Ins (Optional):


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Line two baking sheets or large oven-safe dishes with parchment paper.
  3. Line two bread pans (approx. 7.5 x 3.5 inches) with parchment paper.
  4. To begin, peel and dice your beets and place them on the first baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some fresh thyme.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring the beets around at least twice while baking.
  7. While the beets are in the oven, prepare the remaining vegetables (carrot, mushrooms, potato, onions, corn, peas, red pepper, garlic, more thyme) along with the chickpeas and place on the second baking sheet and toss with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  8. Bake the second tray of vegetable for 30 minutes, stirring things around at least twice while baking.
  9. Once the beets are ready, transfer them to a blender and blend until roughly puréed.
  10. To a large bowl, add beets and additional vegetables once ready.
  11. Mashed the other vegetable with a potato masher to crush the larger bits of veggies.
  12. Add remaining ingredients: pepper, sea salt, tomato paste, hemp hearts, quick oats, flax meal, liquid smoke, nutritional yeast, Tamari and mix until well combined.
  13. Transfer mixture to two lined bread pans. See process pictures for visual guidance. The mix should be about 1.5 inches high in each pan.
  14. Bake for 40 minutes, uncovered.
  15. Slice and serve right away! Great reheated the next day!

Notes

Please note that if the beetloaf is kept in the bread pan with the parchment paper, some moisture might form at the bottom of each loaf. Consider transferring the loaves to a serving plate. Keep warm until ready to serve.

REMINDER: Don’t forget to prepare and cook some potatoes (mashed or baked) with some of The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Gravy while the loaves are baking.

To store, transfer loaves to a glass container with a cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze extra leftovers.

* Binder: if you don’t have hemp hearts you can use 1/2 cups GF quick oats or 1/2 cup of a combo of oats and flax meal. Don’t want to use oats, you can sub with almond meal if you’re not allergic or replace with a seed flour.

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Make sure the ingredients you purchase are prepared in a facility free from the top allergens YOU AVOID. Gluten-free products should be certified GF and clearly labelled. Consult your medical professional with your dietary questions.

Even certified gluten-free ingredients such as GF oats, corn, seeds, etc., can create health problems for individuals following a GF diet. Always consult a medical professional if unsure about ingredients for your needs.