Vegetable 'Meat' loaf. 'Umami' indeed. Made in Perfect Meat Loaf pan. Adapted from Cooking Light. It all comes together beautifully in this dish. Meat lovers may just be fooled into second helpings!
First, 'Umami' or 'Savoriness'
The best way to explain it is via taste. Try this:
Umami, savory, complex flavours.
Now Back to Umami Vegetable Meat Loaf
This dish takes a bit of prep work but it is very straightforward and worth the effort. Preparing some of it the night before or on weekends are definite options.
The original recipe called for ketchup, which, frankly, I find boringly bland and the essence of 'unhealthy'. But if works just fine in both the 'meat' loaf and topping. To vary it, I tried a bit of pure sauce tomato (which is thicker) and that worked fine too.