It was the best of times. You had the day off from work, your daughter was home from college, and the house smelled like apple pie.
It was the worst of times. The new puppy just had an accident in the foyer, your in-laws were coming over in less than an hour, and you forgot to thaw out the Tofurkey roast.
Tofurkey brand roast is delicious, no doubt about it. Sometimes though, you might forget to defrost it. Frozen Tofurkey is like a block of the antarctic. Expect to wait a while to eat. Or maybe you just decided at the last minute to serve a mock “turkey,” and you need it ready in a hurry.
Which Mock “Turkey” Should You Choose?
For old-fashioned Tofurkey, the way mom used to make it, choose the original Tofurkey roast. It comes stuffed with a bread and rice stuffing. You baste it and slow cook it in the oven for over an hour in a casserole dish with potatoes, carrots and other veggies you choose. The house will smell like Thanksgiving. Tofurkey also sells a “giblet” gravy with its tofurkey.
Old-fashioned Tofurkey Dinner
For mock turkey in a hurry, choose the Celebration Field Roast. It’s also filled with stuffing. You can heat it up in the microwave! Ready in minutes.
Sliced Field Roast Dinner
Both brands are Vegan, tasty and make great leftovers.
If you choose to go the Tofurkey Brand route, here is a recipe you might like to try:
Tofurkey with Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Onions and Brussel Sprouts
1 Tofurkey roast, thawed
2 white potatoes, quartered
3 carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 yellow onion, cut into 8 pieces
About 10 brussel sprouts, cut in half (optional)
10 halved mushrooms (optional)
½ cup olive oil
3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
4 tsp. ground sage
2 tsp. rosemary
1 tsp. parsley
½ tsp. celery seeds or celery salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1) Remove thawed Tofurkey roast from plastic casing.
2) Grease a large casserole dish with oil or non-stick spray. Set Tofurkey roast in the center of the casserole. Arrange potatoes, carrots and onion around the Tofurkey.
3) Place baste ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake vigorously. Pour half of the baste over the Tofurkey roast. Drizzle a little olive oil over the vegetables.
4) Cover with foil or tight fitting lid and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
5) Toss brussel sprouts with some olive oil. Add them to the casserole dish. Pour remaining baste over the Tofurkey. Cover again and continue baking another 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
6) If you want to add mushrooms, add them when there are about 10 minutes left in the baking time.
7) Serve each person a slice of Tofurkey and some veggies. Let’s eat!
**If you purchased the “giblet” gravy, simply heat it up on the stove. I like to add sliced mushrooms to the Tofurkey “giblet” gravy, turning it into an easy yummy mushroom gravy.
Note: Tofurkey Roast has stuffing inside already.
This dish serves about 4-5 people. Makes good leftovers, including Tofurkey sandwiches!
If you need additional assistance with making your tofurkey roast, feel free to consult the Vegetarian Light Youtube video: http://youtu.be/_X80FlhA5zA.
Tofurkey website: http://www.tofurkey.com/
Celebration Field Roast Grain Meat Co website: http://www.fieldroast.com/
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Happy Thanksgiving and holidays y’all!
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