Tofurkey is one of my family’s favourite things to eat for a special occasion, I guess like regular meat-eaters turkey or more like a roast. We have it on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Ostara, Easter, Mabon, and any other time we feel like. We usually roast it in the oven with potatoes, carrots, onions, make gravy, have fresh bread on the side or pan fried mushrooms if we feel like putting in the extra effort. For those who have never eaten a tofurkey or have no idea what it is, it is a soy product, simulated to be like a roast or turkey but vegan/vegetarian friendly. I am not a big fan of simulated meat (I did not like meat to begin with, which is one of the reasons I became a vegetarian) so this really was an acquired taste for me, my husband (then boyfriend) introduced it to me and I now love it as does our toddler, there are no leftovers at this house after eating this meal!
Working even part-time with two kids means I have a lot less time to cook and no time to hover near the oven for three hours while it cooks. I have discovered crock-pot and freezer cooking lately to make my life easier so thought I would try cooking my tofurkey in the crockpot.
I tried this last week and we all loved it, it is very different from roasting it, my husband missed the crispy outside, but still thought it was good and liked how juicy it tasted.
- Crockpot Tofurkey
- 1 frozen Tofurkey - You can find it in natural food stores, or at Loblaws/Canadian Superstore where they keep the freezer specialty foods like gluten free, dairy free, other vegetarian and vegan foods, etc.
- Veggie broth - I put in way too much, probably close to two cups, I would put in less than one cup next time, I used boiled water from the kettle and mixed it with a veggie stock pouch.
- Can of condensed mushroom soup
- Envelope of dry onion soup mix
- Potatoes - I added regular potatoes and a sweet potato this time
- (or whatever veggie you want in there).
- I added my frozen tofurkey to the crockpot.
- Next surround it by cut up potatoes, carrots and onions.
- I mixed boiled water, veg stock, mushroom and onion soup together in a bowl, then poured the whole thing in there.
- I cooked it on low for 7 hours.
- I made some packaged gravy on the side and voila, a delicious meal everyone loved with not a lot of effort!
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UPDATED May 2016