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Black Bean Loaf [Vegan]

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This loaf has a nice crust and soft interior that just melts in your mouth. I do think that a "meatloaf" pretty much *needs* a little coating of ketchup baked into the top, but if that's not your thing, then it's not absolutely essential. Use any tomato sauce to serve, I just mixed 50-50 homemade tomato sauce and ketchup.

Black Bean Loaf [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan



Cook Time



  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed
  •  1.5 cups quick oats
  •  1 red bell pepper, chopped.
  •  1 carrot, chopped or grated.
  •  1 small onion, minced
  •  1 clove garlic, minced
  •  1 tablespoon liquid aminos
  •  1 teaspoon cumin
  •  3 tablespoons ketchup (optional)
  •  Black pepper, to taste
  •  Water for sautéing.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2.  In a medium pan, water sauté the onions until translucent then add the garlic, pepper and carrot. Cook for about 5-6 minutes, until softened.
  3.  In a large bowl, combine the black beans, oats and all seasonings. Add in the veggies that you sautéed and mash with a potato masher or fork until well combine but not mushy, If it isn’t moist enough add water and if too moist add oats until it holds together.
  4.  Spoon “dough” into a parchment paper lined loaf pan and bake for about 30 minutes, until it has developed a nice crust.
  5.  I served with steamed yams and onions and tomato sauce. Enjoy!





Natasha is the founder and blogger at Plates for Plants, a vegan and gluten blog and personal chef service based in Vancouver BC. She is passionate about making sustainable and compassionate living accessible and easy while making healthy versions of everyone's favorite comfort foods. On top of food, her passions are travel, her furbaby dog Puce and artistic expression through drawing and makeup.



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9 Months Ago

It would be great if a volume measurement or can size was given for the "2 cans of black beans" since can sizes vary by region.
Does this recipe require 2 cups of cooked black beans? 4 cups?

I make other types of black bean loaves and would like to try yours.

Katherine D Emerson
02 Nov 2017

Good point!! Did you get a reply? Might it be 14 oz cans or 19 oz cans? I would like to make it using cooked dried beans so also need to know how many ounces so I can convert that to dried.

Krista from Cookie Cutter Vegan
1 Years Ago

This looks amazing!! I was looking for a quick dinner option for tonight to have leftovers for lunches, and I think I\'ve just found it! :)

Karen Hill
1 Years Ago

Excellent meatloaf alternative!

3 Years Ago

Thank you for a recipe that is as delicious as it is easy to make. I\'ve gone to a lot more work to make vegetarian meat loaf and not had it taste this good. I usually have all of these ingredients on hand, too.

Katherine D Emerson
02 Nov 2017

What size canned beans did you use? They come in 14 oz and 19 oz. I would like to make it using cooked dried beans so also need to know how many ounces so I can convert that to dried.

3 Years Ago

Why don\'t you add a PRINT option on your site? would love it if you did!

18 Feb 2015

Print it, write it down or learn it beforehand!

3 Years Ago

Why don\'t you provide a PRINT space? on your site. Can\'t cook with a phone in the ear!

Katherine D Emerson
02 Nov 2017

Open it on your PC or laptop. Copy & paste the recipe into Notepad, edit accordingly, then copy & paste it into Word and print :)

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