Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meatless Meat Loaf


1 cup rice
1 cup peanuts crushed
1 cup cottage cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon salt


Combine all the ingredients together. bake in a loaf pan for 30 minutes or until loaf is good and set.

With meat at a premium during the Great Depression, many people made do without chicken, beef or pork, except on rare occasions. One recurring theme that I have read from each story from someone who lived through the depression was that they remember being hungry all the time. The Meatless Meat Loaf may not sound appetizing, but it was filling.


  1. My mother has a recipe for meatless meatloaf using beans. Basic is cook red beans, drain, mash and mix as you would meatloaf using egg, bread (crackers, crumbs or stale bread often used), add seasonings (I love bar-b-que sauce myself) and top with ketchup, tomatoe paste or sauce of your choice. Bake and top with grated cheese to make it just right.

  2. This sounds good. I think I will try it!