How to Make Vegan “Meatloaf”

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food, especially when served with mashed potatoes and gravy! I am also very fond of cold meatloaf sandwiches (vegan mayo, mustard, lettuce, and a thick slice of cold “meatloaf” on white bread)! Fortunately, making vegan “meatloaf” is very easy once you have a “meat” mixture. I showed the recipe for how to make vegan burgers in another post, and you will follow that recipe up to the shaping directions. So, make up a batch and then come back here when you have the mixture ready:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, then prepare a loaf pan by lining it with parchment paper:

Instead of making 16 patties, you will use 1/4 of the mixture to make four 4 oz patties, and pack the rest of the mixture into the prepared 9″ x 5″ loaf pan. (If you happen to have a 10″ loaf pan, you can use all the mixture in your loaf.)

Here are the ingredients you will need for the glaze:

(I make my own vegan brown sugar because it is much cheaper than buying it.) Whisk the ketchup, vegan brown sugar, mustard, and Sriracha together, then spread the glaze evenly on top of your loaf:

Bake the loaf for one hour at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, then cool on a rack for 30 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan:

You can also make quick “meatloaf” burgers by adding glaze, ketchup, barbecue sauce, or almost any thick sauce to the tops of burger patties. Spray a pan with non-stick spray, place the patties on the pan, and add sauce. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, but do not flip the ones with sauce. I always keep frozen burgers in my freezer, and will make a “meatloaf” burger for a quick dinner on busy days.

Back to the loaf: Once it has cooled for 30 minutes, use the parchment paper to lift the loaf out of the pan and place it on a cutting board. Cut into slices:

Serve your “meatloaf” as desired. Enjoy!



Glaze for Vegan "Meatloaf"

Sweet, tangy, and just a little bit spicy, this is the perfect glaze for any "meat" or nut loaf.

Course Seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 24 kcal
Author Deborah Mesdag


  • 180 g (2/3 c) Ketchup
  • 18 g (1 packed TBS + 1 packed tsp) Vegan Brown Sugar
  • 7.5 g (1 1/2 tsp) Dijon Mustard
  • 2.5 g (1/2 tsp) Sriracha


  1. Whisk together and spread evenly over your loaf. Bake as the loaf directions say to do.

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