Beyond Meat Meatloaf is the vegan comfort food of your dreams! Enjoy all the flavors of a traditional meatloaf with a plant-based protein swap instead of meat.
BEYOND MEAT MEATLOAF RECIPE
Comfort food is my middle name. I'm always on the hunt for the most comforting dinners without all the meat and dairy.
Beyond Meat meatloaf will trick even the biggest carnivores into believing this perfectly spiced and sliced loaf is packed with beef and pork.
You can keep this meatloaf recipe vegan by ditching the dairy and replacing the traditional egg binder with a flax egg mixture! But of course, I don't skip the yummy ketchup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard glaze on top. That's the best part!
Love this meatloaf recipe? Try it in the air fryer!
INGREDIENTS IN BEYOND MEAT MEATLOAF
Beyond Meat: Plant-based meats or proteins have come a long way. It's not just tofu anymore! Beyond Meat gives you a perfect meatloaf without the ground beef and ground pork.
Breadcrumbs: Trying to keep it paleo? Ditch the breadcrumbs and use cassava flour or almond flour.
Ketchup: This sauce gets a bad rap for being a super salty tomato dip. However, it brings a deep, rich flavor to the meatloaf and is not to be skipped! You'll use it in the meatloaf and in the glaze.
Onion: Everything is better with onions. As they cook inside the meatloaf, they release moisture and sweetness.
Flax egg: To make this easy vegan meatloaf binder, mix a tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it chill about 15 minutes in the fridge to set. If you're not on a vegan or egg-free diet, you can always use eggs for the binder!
Mustard: Whether you like it on hot dogs or not, mustard brings a little tang to the mix. Plus it's already best buds with ketchup, so why not?
Liquid smoke: I love liquid smoke because it brings that freshly grilled flavor to anything I'm eating. A little goes a long way here, so be careful!
Garlic powder: Unlike raw garlic, garlic powder has a slightly sweeter spice to it. I add it to almost anything I make.
Salt: Vegan meatloaf needs salt to give it a little extra flavor. Make sure the seasonings get mixed in well.
Smoked paprika: Like liquid smoke, this bright red seasoning brings a little smokiness to the mix. You can use regular paprika in a pinch, too.
Oregano: Where tomatoes go, oregano follows. This Italian seasoning is so perfect with meatloaf. I use dried oregano, but fresh is fine too!
Brown sugar: This and ketchup are in every meatloaf glaze I've ever made. You need the brown sugar for that lightly caramelized top.
Dijon mustard: This takes the glaze to another level. A little extra spice and flavor mixed with ketchup and brown sugar.
If you have any questions about how to make meatloaf with Beyond Meat, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!
HOW TO MAKE BEYOND MEAT MEATLOAF
- First, put the plant-based meat or protein in a large mixing bowl. You want lots of space to add ingredients!
- Then, dice up the onions and add them to the Beyond Meat.
- Now, add the flax egg. You can also use a whisked egg if you're not on a vegan diet.
- After that, add the breadcrumbs to the mix.
- Dump all your spices into the mixing bowl.
- Finally, add the ketchup, mustard, and liquid smoke to the meatloaf mixture.
- Now, stir to combine it all! You'll get a better distribution if you use your hands. Don't be afraid to get in there!
- Shape the meatloaf mixture into a loaf on a baking dish with parchment paper. You can also use a loaf pan if you have it! Pop it in the preheated oven.
- Time for the glaze! Mix the ketchup, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard together.
- When timer goes off, take the Beyond Meat meatloaf out of the oven.
- While it's still hot, brush the glaze onto the meatloaf.
- Put the glazed vegan meatloaf back in the oven for about half an hour more. Let it stand at least 10 minutes to set before slicing with a serrated knife for the perfect loaf slices.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions for Beyond Meat Meatloaf, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BEYOND MEAT MEATLOAF
Meatloaf needs mashed potatoes. It's just a fact. These vegan mashed potatoes are super creamy made with vegan butter and no cream! You will love these easy Ranch Mashed Potatoes too.
Or, enjoy your meatloaf with Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes, or Air Fryer Potato Wedges instead.
Looking for a cold side? This lightly sweetened Amish potato salad is the best with hard boiled eggs, onions, and celery wrapped in a sweet and tangy yellow mustard dressing.
This air fryer green bean casserole is super simple and totally vegan! Your family will never believe it's a dairy-free casserole. For a simpler version, make sauteed green beans and mushrooms instead!
I like to keep my side dishes simple with meatloaf, like these roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
WHAT IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR MILK IN VEGAN MEATLOAF?
There are absolutely no animal products in this meatloaf!
Want it vegan? I use a flax egg instead of the traditional whisked egg in this Beyond Meat meatloaf recipe. This gives the loaf the same binding effect.
Most recipes also call for milk to add some moisture to the loaf and the breadcrumbs. I don't use any extra liquid beyond a little ketchup and liquid smoke. No dry meatloaf here! If you feel that it's necessary, a bit of unsweetened almond milk or soy milk can be added.
WHAT CAN I PUT IN MEATLOAF INSTEAD OF BREADCRUMBS?
Without something carby, this vegan meatloaf will be clumps of meat instead of a loaf.
I use breadcrumbs for this meatloaf recipe, but you can also use plain flour.
If you're gluten-free, you can totally use a 1:1 ratio of gluten-free breadcrumbs or flour with no problem.
Just notice you're out of both? You can always use crushed-up crackers like saltines, Club crackers, or Ritz crackers!
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Beyond Meat Meatloaf
- Baking pan or loaf pan
- Serrated knife
For the meatloaf:
- 1 pound Beyond Meat
- ½ cup breadcrumbs or flour
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- ½ cup onion diced
- 1 flax egg or 1 egg whisked
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon oregano
For the glaze:
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- Start with the Beyond Meat protein in a large mixing bowl.
- Dice onions and add to mixing bowl.
- Add flax egg or whisked egg to the bowl.
- Add breadcrumbs, spices, ketchup, mustard, and liquid smoke to the bowl and mix, preferably by hand.
- Shape mixture into a loaf on parchment paper in a loaf pan or baking dish. Bake meatloaf at 375°F/190°C for 35 minutes.
- While the meatloaf cooks, mix the glaze ingredients together and set aside.
- When the timer goes off, take the vegan meatloaf out of the oven and glaze the top with a large spoon or pastry brush.
- Continue cooking meatloaf for 25 to 30 minutes. Let the meatloaf stand at least 10 minutes before cutting with a serrated knife for solid slices.
- To make flax egg, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Mix together, and chill in your fridge for 15 minutes to set up and thicken. Can sub eggs for non-vegan option.
- You can add vegetables to this recipe. Nice additions are a ½ cup of diced carrots or ¾ cup of diced bell pepper. If you enjoy mushrooms, you can also add those to your Beyond Meat meatloaf. Just be sure that you diced them very small so they cook through.
- If you are wanting to make Paleo Meatloaf, you can sub out the breadcrumbs and sub in cassava flour or almond flour.
- Do not skip the resting part of this vegan meatloaf recipe. You need to let the meatloaf sit and rest to cool down.
- Use a serrated knife to cut your meatloaf into slices. This type of knife will help the meatloaf to not break apart when cutting.
- You need to check on your meatloaf every so often to make sure it isn’t crisping too fast or burning. If you feel that the top of your meatloaf is starting to burn, you can place foil on top of the meatloaf.
- Don’t try to rush this vegan meatloaf recipe by increasing the temperature. Cooking at a lower temperature helps to keep the meatloaf moist.
- Cooking times may vary a little depending on how you shape your loaf.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out this recipe. Whether you are here because you want to eat more meatless meals, you are vegetarian or vegan, whatever brought you here, you are welcome here! We are happy to have you! If you are looking for some meatless main dishes, I would suggest you check out: Vegan Zucchini Fritters, Instant Pot Pad Thai, Vegetarian Potato Soup Recipe and Mediterranean Rice Bowl.
I made this last night and, I must say, the seasoning is PERFECT. Wonderful recipe! (I used a real egg, by the way.) I had never used liquid smoke before. I was always afraid it would taste kind of artificial. It didn't.
Hi Ellie!! I am SO glad you enjoyed it!! Liquid smoke is a fun one. I wasn't sure about it at the start, but it really adds some depth to the flavors!! Thanks for coming back and letting us know you enjoyed it! It means a lot to us and helps others readers!
I made this last night for my daughter and granddaughter and they loved it! I just used real egg, breadcrumbs, ketchup, salt and the onions; and then covered it with the glaze as recipe called for. It was fabulous.
Yay that is amazing!! I am so glad they loved it! Yay for a WIN!! Thanks for coming back and letting me know! It helps others readers!
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made it last night and it was fabulous!
Yay, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for coming back and letting me know! I appreciate you sharing and leaving a rating!
This recipe turned out amazing! I've been really loving beyond meat for my family lately, and it's delicious in meatloaf.
I made this and it was yum!
Hello Monique! So glad you enjoyed the beyond meat meatloaf! Its a family favorite at our house too!
Thank you for an excellent recipe! I made it as directed-used a flax seed egg & it turned out great! This one is a definite "keeper".
Hi Lisa, first, thank you so much for coming back and letting us know! It also helps others readers who may be on the fence to make it! SO glad you loved it and it worked well with a flax egg!! My favorite part is the sauce, oh my it is SOOO good!
I just made this. It turned out good, I did make some alterations. I didn’t have liquid smoke so I omitted that. Instead of ketchup I used tomato sauce, for the egg I used “just egg”, I added extra Dijon mustard into the glaze with a bit of honey. I also added extra garlic powder, and tomato sauce into the meatloaf.
Hi Nichole, sounds like you had some success with quite a few adaptations! Thanks for sharing, so others know that those subs work well in the recipe! I appreciate you sharing and coming back to let us know! 🙂
How does this hold up for cold meatloaf sandwiches? Is the texture weird?
Hi Liz, sorry for the delay in my response 🙂 We have use it cold in sandwiches and reheated it the next day and the texture stayed fine for us 🙂
This is fabulous, I made it for the first time last week and everyone wanted it again this week. Is it possible to freeze? Do you suggest freezing it baked or unbaked? Thank you!
Hi Chris! We are so glad you enjoyed it, we LOVE the sauce on it, ha! So yummy! I haven't tried freezing it yet. I think it should be able to be frozen either way. If you freeze raw, I'd put into the freezer for about 30 minutes to 1 hour covered with plastic wrap, then take out and wrap some more in foil and freeze until ready. If you cook, just wrap it tightly. The wrapping part will be key to avoid freezer burn :). If you freeze, please come back and let us know how it worked and we can make updates to the post for other readers. I have used it cold (the day after) to make sandwiches! Super yum!
I made this with some steamed kale, and it was GREAT! I used flax egg and oat flour, and it was spot on, and I don't usually like meatloaf!
Magy, thank you for coming back to let us know. It makes our hearts happy and also helps others readers, especially when it comes to adaptations! So great to hear the flax egg and the oat flour worked well for you! Its a big compliment to say we won you over, especially when you don't like meat loaf that much! I LOVE the sauce on this one!!
Hi, great recipe but I was wondering where the 1gram of trans fat comes from? Thank you!
Hi Pat, the nutrition is automatically calculated by WPrecipemarker, the recipe plugin, we can't adjust anything it outputs. With that said, I am not sure where it calculated that from. I am sorry that I couldn't be more helpful and explain exactly why/where it came from. 🙂 My guess is that it has an error with the nutrition of one of the ingredients on the back end 🙂 Glad you liked the recipe 🙂 The sauce is my FAV!
This was a great recipe! It’s moist and juicy- my meat-eating husband may have loved it even more than me 😍
Hi Rachel, thank you for coming back and letting me know. That is a HUGE compliment that your meat eating husband loved it the most! Yay!
This was the star today at our vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner! So delicious! We also made your vegan pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake and air fryer sweet potatoes!
So glad you enjoyed it!
Made this for Thanksgiving dinner and I didn't have high expectations, but it was far better than any vegetarian meatloaf I've ever had before.
Hi Emily!! That is awesome to hear! What a compliment that it was by far better than any you've had before! Thank you for telling us!
I have made this twice now, and it was perfect both times. I tore up a slice of fresh bread for the bread crumbs, and added some shredded carrots. I have tasted another vegan meatloaf that used Impossible Burger, but this recipe is more flavorful and holds together better. ( Plus, Beyond has less saturated fat than Impossible). The written instructions, photos, and discussion are top notch for this recipe. Glad I found this site in my search for a plant meatloaf.
Hi Anne! Thank you for coming back and letting me know. It not only makes my heart happy but also helps others readers who might be on the fence about making this recipe!! I am so glad that you've made it not only once but twice and it was perfect each time!! 🙂 Great idea for making your own bread crumbs! Love the addition of shredded carrots as well! Glad our recipe has won out with flavor and holding together well! 🙂 Great to have you here! Be sure to join our email list to keep up with our plant recipes!
I have a quick question. Is the 1 Tablespoon Mustard powdered mustard or yellow (liquid) mustard? Thank you looking forward to trying the recipe.
Hello :). Liquid mustard 🙂 🙂
I'll try this for one of my video shoots in a few days but I'll try it on my smoker and omit the liquid smoke.
That's a great idea!
Wonderful recipe. I added a couple of tablespoons of Sriracha to the glaze.
That is a fantastic idea! So glad you enjoyed!
How long should I cook it for if I’m doubling or tripling the recipe? So two or three times the regular recipe size?
Hello! I haven't gotten an exact time when doubling/tripling the recipe. I have made two batches and put into two seperate pans and added only a few more minutes of cook time. I would be hesitant on making the recipe double sized (all in one loaf) that it might not cook through all the way. Best best is to do two pans and increase the cook time but a few minutes, check for "doneness" and adjust time more if needed 🙂
Thank you for this...its delicious and helped me a lot . I've joined.
You are so welcome glad to have you here!~ 🙂
This sounds good but there's a paragraph talking about milk yet there's no mention of milk in the recipe. Perhaps the author decided to remove it from the recipe but forgot to omit that paragraph?
Hello Chase 🙂 We can see how that is confusing, that is a common question about milk in meatloaf, so we use that paragraph to re-explain there is NO milk in it unlike other traditional meatloafs. We also share in that paragraph how to make it vegan. Sorry to be confusing. NO milk in this recipe 🙂 We do use egg, but you can use an egg replacer or flax egg instead 🙂
This is the best veggie meatloaf recipe I’ve ever tried. I used oatmeal ground in the food processor instead of bread crumbs and some green bell pepper.
Hello Penny! Oatmeal is a perfect idea! I love it!! Glad you enjoyed it!
Is one square package of the Beyond Beef equal to 1lb?
Hello! Yes, that is what I sub it as, a 1 for 1. The Beyond Beef is 1 lb and it seems to cook up to similar volume of 1 lb of meat 🙂
Does this freeze well?
Sorry for the delay in my response, I was out on holiday. I have frozen this and we felt like it tasted good. It tastes better once made (even better the next day) but still good after frozen 🙂
Hey Cindy, Can you double or triple the recipe and cook in separate pans?
Sorry for the delay, I was out on Holiday. You can double it, but I would mold into two individual loaves and add a little cook time 🙂
My first attempt is in the oven now and smells AMAZING! I wish I’d read the full info earlier today because I’m really interested in the Ninja Foodi option. I checked your links and am just wondering when I would glaze the air fryer version and would I need to modify anything in this recipe?
Sorry for the delay, I was out on Holiday. 🙂 We have air fryer directions here: https://vegetarianmamma.com/air-fryer-meatloaf/ For the air fryer I do the glaze in the last 10 minutes. On our sister site, we have a meat one that is made in a ninja foodi, I think you could use either recipes directions (adapt to your ingredient needs). I personally adore the glaze from the beyond meat meatloaf vs the other one (but made with beyond meat). But I wanted to share ninja foodi instructions too since my Beyond Meat one was made in a cosori 🙂
I made this for dinner tonight. I didn't have liquid smoke so I used a splash of Worcestershire sauce. It was delicious. I will make it again and may even pick up the liquid smoke to try it.
So glad you enjoyed it!