A coconut is an amazing plant. It can give you milk, water, butter, oil, aminos, flour, and meat. Cows can't give you flour, aminos, or water!
This recipe utilizes all the products made from a coconut and turns it into one amazing, vegan meatloaf!
Yea, you might be thinking this is a one-note dish and the only thing this meatloaf tastes like is coconut. But you'd be kind of wrong. Yes, this meatloaf tastes like coconut but it also has a variety of textures, from the fresh coconut chunks that taste better when dipped in something like coconut milk, coconut aminos, or ketchup, to the powdery exterior of the meatloaf from the coconut flour. Nobody likes eating flour out of the bag, but if you dip the flour and the soft parts of this meatloaf in ketchup, you get something that tastes like scrambled eggs(seriously!).
I'm surprised nobody has thought of using coconut flour, coconut pieces, and ketchup as a vegan egg substitute. If that isn't turning lemons into lemonade, I don't know what is!
This meatloaf was kind of hard to shape though since it was falling apart as I was putting it into the lasagna pan.
Even my dad loved this meatloaf. He said it tasted like the coconut pie my family has every Thanksgiving(my favorite holiday because it's only a few days apart from my birthday).
Young Coconut Meat in Syrup: www.amazon.com/AROY-D-YOUNG-COCONUT-alloy-coconut/dp/B00582HJEK/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1517159410&sr=8-2&
Roasted Coconut Butter: https://eatingevolved.com/products/sweet-salty-roasted-coconut-butter
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A frying pan
A large bowl
A lasagna pan
Coconut oil nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
1/2 an onion
2/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
Fresh coconut chunks
3 oz. coconut chips
1 tbsp. coconut milk
1 tbsp. coconut water
1 tbsp. roasted coconut butter(see HELPFUL LINKS)
1 tbsp. coconut aminos
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut flour
2- 15 oz. cans of young coconut meat(see HELPFUL LINKS)
1. Melt coconut oil in a frying pan and saute the onion in the oil until translucent. Put the sauteed onion into a large bowl.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the large bowl except for the young coconut meat.
3. Drain the syrup out of both cans of young coconut meat. Cut up the young coconut meat to a ground meat consistency and put that into the large bowl.
4. Mix all the ingredients up until you get a firm meatloaf mixture. If the mixture is too powdery, add additional coconut milk.
5. Spray a lasagna pan with coconut oil nonstick cooking spray. Form 2 loaves from the meatloaf mixture.
6. Bake the meatloaves in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes.
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