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Old 05-24-2013, 09:02 AM   #11
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My wifes ukranian family makes borscht all the time. I like beets and love my wife but being forced to eat borscht should be grounds for divorce.


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Old 05-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #12
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For a long time now I have had an urge to take one of my favorite dirt-lurkers, the beet, and make a make a vegetarian meatloaf. Not so much vegetarian meatloaf, really, but more a vegetable in loaf form.

Here's what I am thinking...

Make a pot of borscht... either red or golden and add sour cream and gelatin. Chill overnight, and then slice with an electric knife. Serve in loaf form with horseradish sauce.

Would this work? SHOULD this work?

My wife, when we were engaged, threatened to put it in the vows that I would never insist she try my beetloaf. I think its a great idea. She turns green and insists I stop talking.
Hhhhhmmmm...
Sort of a beet aspic? Take it to the next level Creamy, add some mashed beets & maybe rutabegas, add some chunks of beet, rutabega & potatoes, maybe some pearled barley & celery. The end product would look a little like head cheese I think. The chunks should make it seem a bit more filling & might give it some eye appeal. What about a sort of crust on top? Not sure if the crust thing would work or not, but it's worth exploring I think.

Maybe with an increase of solid content & a good binding agent, you could actually bake it like a meatloaf & serve it hot, though I'm not sure what vegans use for binding agents. I'm thinking egg & breadcrumbs or flour to thicken & bind; maybe some carageenan? Maybe breadcrumbs or flaked grains for an outer crust? Just tossing some ideas out there.
Regards, GF.

EDIT: Had another thought Creamy, what if you added some oatmeal to the mix like they do with haggis? Oats are nice & glutinous, will help firm up the mix & will add a mild flavour as well as texture. You could end up with a vegetarian version of haggis. I'd try it!
Regards, GF.


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Old 05-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #13
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Creamy - I too enjoy the pickled beets, however, the idea of a beetloaf just sounds...well...wrong. Having said that, I would be up for at least tasting it. If you do go ahead with this idea, please provide pictures of the finished product. All that purple-ish goodness has got to make a nice visual statement.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #14
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With a side of steamed & creamed cauliflower!
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: Creamy, you ain't right.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #16
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Not sure about a gelatinous beetloaf, but I've made a beet burger before. They were good, but I hate dealing with fresh beets. They are so messy and turn everything purple. I do love beets, but I usually buy canned for simplicities sake.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #17
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So Creamy, have you tried this beetloaf yet?
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #18
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This sounds like a must try.

Do a google image search for beetloaf......
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Not yet... still talking the wife into it
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:01 PM   #20
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I have seen Beet Sliders so this aint to far out there. They were even poched in BEER!


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