Magic "Meat" Loaf

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 266 kcal
Author Barbara


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 5 slices bread toasted
  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup pinto beans cooked
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk such as almond or oat
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray or cut parchment paper to fit pan.

  3. In a saucepan, combine the water, steel cut oats, worcestershire sauce and tomato paste.  Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Stir frequently so that oat mixture does not stick.  Set aside to cool.

  4. Tear the toasted bread into pieces and place them into food processor or blender. Process into crumbs. Place the crumbs into a large mixing bowl.

  5. Place mushrooms, beans, onions, smoked paprika, garlic, salt and pepper into the processor.  Blend in short bursts until mixture is chopped into small pieces.

  6. Add mushroom mixture to bowl with breadcrumbs.  Add oat mixture and non-dairy milk.  Stir to combine.

  7. Pack the loaf mixture into your prepared pan, pressing firmly.  Spread barbecue sauce evenly over the top.

  8. Bake loaf for 65 minutes.  

  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes in the pan.  After removing from the pan, allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe adapted from Molly Patrick at Clean Food Dirty Girl.

Nutrition Facts
Magic "Meat" Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Sodium 982mg 41%
Potassium 487mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 15g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 7.1%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 14.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.