i made a lentil loaf for jenna
well welcome back to my kitchen it is well it's currently the holidays it is the holidays Happy Hanukkah Merry Christmas I hope everyone is currently in really blissful state you know maybe with some good food or alcohol or both maybe next to a fire eating a bowl of cereal or a bowl of ice cream followed by a bowl of cereal or two bowls of cereal on top of your head with straws going down but then the cereal couldn't get through so you're just drinking milk never mind scratch that during the holidays and I wanted to make a holiday sort of a holiday video for you today this will be actually my last video of the year so I'm excited to finish strong attempt one more solid recipe before we call it and it's 2020 and the decade is over this is my final attempt at doing good cooking yeah I never really thought to make something like this until a special someone
Jennatold me that she really wanted me to make one for her she has told me over and over again that a
loafor some sort of meat
loafsubstitute is something that she's wanted for a long time and really hasn't gotten whether it's been making it buying it eating at a restaurant whatever it is she has craved that for kind of a long time so I figured last recipe the year let's do this one for
Jennaso I looked around on the internet and I found a couple different recipes and I'm gonna do kind of what I do a lot of the time is I'm going to piece together a number of different...
recipes to make my own recipe so I'm taking a little bit from one and a couple of the methods and ingredients from another and we're gonna make our own Aries mess of a recipe our mess opee so that's what we're gonna do and I'm actually excited because
Jennahas raved about like meat
loaffor so long that I mean it's gotta live up to the hype right well I hope it does anyway whether you want to make a
loafalongside me or you want to be a little from the couch join me in this journey to make a
Jennaso I have taken the time to actually sort of portion out and put together the ingredients were going to be needing for this recipe and an attempt to make this just a little bit less of a show you're gonna need some pretty nice-looking ingredients for this recipe namely these orange or I guess they're technically red
lentils really like nice look and beautiful
lentils you got there beautiful
lentils you got that guy you're gonna need some spices some garlic some breadcrumbs mushrooms and we're also going to need to chop some fresh vegetables namely our pepper yellow onion carrots and celery and I think this recipe is more or less straightforward the first thing we're gonna do though is cook the
lentils because the
lentils that I have chosen these beautiful red
lentils they are raw don't spill one single
lentilif you spill a
lentilthe recipes over you can't spill one
lentilanyway you're gonna take about...
a cup of
lentils I'm thinking a cup of raw
lentils will be the perfect amount to yield between one and a half and two cups of cooked
lentils so you're gonna take a cup of raw
lentils and you're going to add a little bit of water and you're gonna get it to a boil and let them cook for about 15 minutes okay so we're gonna do that in the background here so we're gonna take our
lentils maybe a little one and we're gonna add some water and we're just going to get that to a boil so that the
lentils can be cooked by the time we need to combine all of our ingredients in the meantime let's get to choppin so we are going to need to dice all of these vegetables two stalks of celery two carrots about a half of a yellow onion and about three quarters of a bell pepper I think so let's put these aside and let's let's skin the carrot just even right there we go I think
Jennagrew up eating meat
loafI think that was like a thing that her family ate a lot and I think because of that she's had this craving for it whereas me I like did not have meat
loafgrowing up I don't think even once I literally can't remember ever eating meat
loafI know that's crazy because it's actually an American hearty dinner that families have but yeah I never had me
loafso I feel like based on the ingredients and the fact that you put ketchup on the table I feel like it's gonna have a similar flavor profile to the meat pie the Aussie pie that...
madea couple episodes ago just based on looking at the ingredients but who knows if that's even right anyway we're gonna get these nice and fine you're gonna spill a bunch of carrots all over the floor it's okay because we have little horsies that can walk around and eating I recommend having little horses around your house for that reason challah
lentils doing you guys boiling yet all right I can lower the heat a little bit I don't even know how to cook
lentils I didn't read the package okay I feel like we have a good amount of carrots I'll leave these carrots on the floor for the horses all pretty much sized appropriately and we were going to just drop him into our veggie Bowl oh one more thing that I forgot to mention this isn't just gonna be a
loafbecause personally I think that sounds kind of bland what we're going to do is we're gonna do part
lentils and vegetables and part this because adding fake ground beef that tastes this good you really just can't go wrong with the flavor there so we're gonna do that so I would say if you're doing this recipe or one of the recipes I've linked maybe just take out some of the
lentils and add I don't know maybe a half a package of the beyond and ground beef all right here we go once again we're gonna dice them and then we're gonna get them a little bit extra fine extra fine better hold on wait calm down don't skip ahead I I know you guys...
are getting antsy and you want to skip ahead to the next step but just wait okay I know what you're doing okay I heard you this camera's got a two-way mic I don't know how that works then you're gonna take the cutting board and you're gonna spin on your finger ah it's just like a basketball very easy up happy holidays oh okay why am I like this why am I like this where actually you need two bowls for the veggies next we're gonna chop this onion how are we doing over here plenty babies oh we need more water I think Valente babies were thirsty we're gonna chop off the ends we're gonna do our little super fine dice method that I learned from The Legend of Gordon Ramsay score it on top and then you're gonna score through the middle twice uno dos like that then when you chop it should come out as a diced onions this you should not feed your tiny horses they will want to eat it because they enjoy inflicting harm upon themselves but don't let them don't trust them either they might open your pantry too if you don't have that shut and locked oh god it's getting emotional oh my god I'm crying I just want to say thank you guys for a great year I mean I am thankful for a great year but I'm not crying about it it's the onions I swear I feel like that would be a t-shirt at like a tourist boardwalk now one of those corny t-shirt shops it's the onions I swear when the clever t-shirt hits and you're on vacation so...
we're gonna take about one and a half of this bell pepper headed hot dog style or lengthwise and then we're gonna dice it okay this is actually a satisfying recipe to to prepare because I don't know I don't really cook I don't know in general a lot of vegetables I probably cook way less than I should be whoa calm down when tea guy plenty babies just getting a little wild over here we're gonna let that simmer for a little bit anyway what I was saying is I don't really eat enough vegetables nor cook enough vegetables but when I do cook like really colorful beautiful vegetables it's super satisfying to me to see the colors I don't know it's sort of like when you eat skittles except this rainbow that you're tasting isn't the diabetes kind who dropped all these carrots now it's about time to saute our vegetables which includes our onion bell pepper celery carrot diced mushrooms and after a few minutes garlic as well so let's get sauteing you know I had saute it too oh my god I'm just gonna quickly dice up these mushrooms because I did not do that yet you're gonna want to get these fine as well but keep in mind that the mushrooms will shrink a lot mushrooms are all about puffing their chest then and you put a little heat under them they shrivel up mushroom masculinity oh my god what am I even saying right now anyway we are going to drop a little bit olive oil into the pan let it heat for a second and then we're...
gonna add our onions these are done mushrooms are finished let's toss our veggies in now we just got to get these nice and soft and cooked so off we go with the sauteing okay well this would not be an Aries kitchen without a major audible and I'm calling a major audible right now here's what we're gonna do okay instead of actual oats I've replaced this with oat flour and what that will do is that will make it so we don't even have to use the food processor which I was planning on using and not looking forward to because that's a whole mess and who wants the food process all these beautiful ingredients like we've already finely chopped everything I feel like that would be a bit overkill right now we're just finishing up this saute on these vegetables they're getting pretty soft while that was cooking I prepared some of the beyond ground beef and added a little bit of barbecue sauce for some flavor so in a second we're kind of just gonna put all of the ingredients in this bowl and get our hands dirty and sort of just shape the
loafthat way I don't feel like we need to put anything in the food processor so we're gonna use oat flour as our binder we have bread crumbs as well oh we should add our garlic about now let's add the garlic and once the garlic is done cooking in a couple of minutes we're gonna add the rest of our ingredients and it's great also I have prepared this glaze I think is what it's called...
it's ketchup barbecue sauce balsamic vinegar and oh it's mindful syrup and this is what we're gonna glaze the top of the
loafwith so save that for later so here we have our mixing bowl we're gonna add our vegetables in addition we are now gonna add some flax meal some parsley salt and pepper some bread crumbs and a little bit of oat flour we're gonna start with a little bit so the tomato paste and a little bit of ketchup again definitely measure everything very carefully we are going to use our spoon here spatula to get everything a modulus it looks a little bit in need of some flour so we're gonna have some Mauro flour I would say add little by little without flour dude this is smelling really good the beauty of this recipe for me is I have literally no expectations good or bad I don't know what this is gonna be like so if it's even remotely decent come on be happy dude I'm gonna be up be dude also pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees do it now do it no faster faster doing out looks like it needs a little more flour it's not quite like a dough yet like I think the only purpose of having the food processor in that recipe is literally to make oats and oat flour in which case why don't we just use oat flour then we don't need a food processor dog we don't need it this is looking good again if you're gonna make this at home highly recommend using some beyond ground beef just to add to the meaty flavor that you're looking...
for with a
loafand if you don't want that then listen I'm not gonna yell at you I'm not gonna force you just go to your room you're in timeout you're grounded go to your room go okay this looks to be like a good consistency I kind of want to taste a little bit oh that's good whoa why is that good that's like so delicious oh my god oh I don't even have the
lentils I'm dumb okay I the
lentils to our
loafactually I don't know what the cause is this a
loafor is this like a fake meat
loafor both or is this a holiday
loafor is this a gentle Oh what is the name of this guys what do we what do we call this I am happy with the consistency this is very much what the recipe says it was going to be in terms of a little bit doughy but enough to mix around and then shape into a
loafbut boy that is like really tasty I think is gonna be good just add more salt is it time is this too huh I think it's too hot to like mold but maybe not this is like pretty damn hot well whatever let's just let's just get our hands dirty y'all so you're gonna shape this into I guess like an oval shape dude I'm not gonna lie this is like really looking the part and it's kind of beautiful dude okay so once you're done admiring this monstrosity we are gonna take our glaze you're gonna take a food brush or a regular paintbrush just maybe try to get the paint off of it first and we are going to just nice and easy glaze the...
top of our beautiful
loafdude are you I'm so excited right now hello all right so we're just about finished with the glaze process and then we're gonna put it in the oven for I think I like 15 20 minutes and then it's like done then we're gonna eat also one thing I haven't mentioned yet
Jennadoesn't know I'm making this she's asked me and asked me to make her a
loafand I decided to surprise her with it so when I call her in here to taste it I think her reaction is gonna be the best part of the video because I know she's gonna be excited about it I think it's super adorable the way
Jennagets excited about her childhood favorite foods she's just like a little kid and so hopefully we can get her nice and giddy anyway here is our meat
loafgentle I don't know whatever you want to call it here's our
loafso we're gonna put this in oven for like 15 to 20 minutes we're gonna dig into it all right get your Forks get off the couch dinner's served in 15 minutes you better be at the table tell us you're grounded oh well you're already grounded please come to dinner all right so it has been in there for about 35 minutes I think it's time we get it out of there oh my God look at this this looks insane okay this looks really good this looks like a meat
loafright no your meat
loafI don't know I'm really excited I think
Jennawill be excited I think...
it's time we call her in here
Jennait's time yes oh I thought you never wanted to make a length alone I think it's my good yeah I know they're really good I've been telling you you've been I've been time you know I got a piece for you okay glaze have you ever had one I've never had I'm telling you this like a little meat
loafright yeah but it's not meant to be like I'll tell you what I used after you taste it it's really hot mm-hmm are you gonna try yours yeah no no mmm good happy right I've been telling you with some mashed potatoes and like a green beans was really good it's like a little Normie meal that is a normal nose really you feel like mad Norman yeah makes me feel like I should be sitting down watching TV in front of and where the TV dinner like this is TV dinner this is TV dinner but beyond me it's so good but
lentils beyond meat carrots celery onion it is really good mm-hmm Julia's like such a perfect little like Christmas meal mm-hmm you make it again Christmas Day okay mm-hmm was it hard to make oh it was medium it was like you know I I didn't mess up you have to basically saute the vegetables so they get soft then you combine that with all the sauces spices and oat flour in a bowl with your hands and then you just shape it into a thing but it was asking me to use oats and put it in the food processor I was like no I'm just can use oat flour and shape with my hands and it worked out yeah I...
mean so they want you all the vegetables to be like period and yeah I mean I don't find it at all like where you can see the vegetables I think cuz they want it to be like an actual low you know what I mean but this is kind of like rustic and fun rustic and it takes none of the flavor away are you excited oh I'm so happy what's in the grave it is it's ketchup balsamic vinegar barbecue sauce and a little bit of maple syrup that's like your language isn't it it's a beautiful-looking food it's like it's really nice I was like the little kid that my mom
loafI was excited because it was like I don't really put ketchup on it I think you've told me so many times that you sounds like your childhood bomb but it tastes really good right but it has such like a dinner feeling yeah this is a really dinner dish right really savory mm-hmm really just like hearty it's not like high like a burger or you know I don't know it's a dish it's not just like a food yeah it's really good sometimes when you're vegan you don't always have like a dish you know it's like some foods mm-hmm and this was really like a meal like this is the kind of thing if you go to a vegan restaurant they would be like here's a it's not like a some kale in a bowl yeah yeah yeah it's um it's a hearty meal it has nice well Merry Christmas I'm so happy Julie okay baby - sweet well you asked me - enough times are you glad...
madeit right it's good I'm not even joking like I didn't think I wasn't like it this much so feelin so good so tasty so comforting so comforting mmm I don't I'm damn tired Sam this is like what I want for Christmas well it's Christmas that was so nice you to make something that I wanted to eat Paul you anything so did you just tell me anytime show me something for you hey I'm telling you mashed potatoes with this some gravy some green beans like cookie Christmas well she's losing it this time I'm gonna feed this but this but ain't both feed itself I'm glad you like it I love it I definitely recommend you make this if you feel like making some food even if you never try to being in love or
loafor whatever it's really good like the flavors are mom it's a really good winter food it is a good winter food you're cold and you're in your jammies like me and you're just trying to chill isn't it mm-hmm and it's finger food anything with you know your fingers nice oh I'm so nice I don't think you know how happy that meant to me I do that's why I
madeit Oh anyway I hope you guys have a really wonderful rest of your holidays thank you for watching this video and all the other videos that I
madethis year it's been an exciting year switching over to doing cooking content has been a lot of fun for me so I appreciate you guys watching and your support and I hope you can get something...
out of this one because I honestly think this is a fun not only Hardy and like winter recipe but it's so fun like holiday family recipe so I want to cook with someone give this one a shot but it's also mad practical yeah you make one of these if you live alone you can eat it in little portions if you live with a couple people a little feed you for a little bit it's like a very practical meal yeah how bad is it for you Julie because it tastes really good so we're talk about it not about what are the macros like more carbs and protein but it's like 360 calories per serving there's six sir thank you six servings a