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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Can it be? Vegan Corned Beef

Fall is in the air and we have had our first drop of moisture. *cheering*!! We have had a long hot summer here in sunny southern California and today's sprinkles, wind, and patchy clouds were very welcomed. My blogging vacation is over and it time to get back to posting. Have you ever had a craving of something that you have not eaten in a long time? In fact so long ago that you don't know what it really tastes like, but you still want it? This happened to me this past week. I was craving corned beef. It has been so long since I had it that I really can't remember what it tastes like, but I was still determined to make VEGAN CORNED BEEF! After searching the Internet I found Bryanna's New Seitan "Corned Beef" recipe. Let me tell you that it takes some work and I had to use 2 crockpots because it made 2 huge roasts. I even let it sit in the refrigerator for 2 days an idea from Bryanna, which I am sure let the "roast" flavors meld and the texture to form. We sliced it up and gave it a quick heating before serving it up. FANTASTIC!!! Brandie also loved it. Her only suggestion would be to cut back to 3 whole cloves as the recipe calls for 6. This roast has an amazing texture, which in my opinion comes from the minute tapioca in it. Moist, tender, unbelievable! Click on the link above to make this mouth watering recipe. We served ours with chive mashed potatoes, zucchini, and a green salad. Look at that "corned beef"! Sorry for the little green chive stuck on the roast, but it escaped from the potatoes. :o) This recipe has not soy except some soy sauce, but it is made with vital wheat gluten. Bryanna is certainly the Queen of Vegan Corned Beef! Thank you, Bryanna!

13 comments:

Virginia said...

now there is an idea!! i only had corned beef a few times as an omni, but this looks good and i love that it can be done in a crock pot!

Katy said...

I've never had corned beef before, but this seitan version certainly looks delicious!

aTxVegn said...

It looks wonderful and I imagine it was awesome with the potatoes. It's been so long since I ate it, but does is that what goes on a reuben sandwich or with cabbage or sauerkraut? That sounds so good right now!

Vegyogini said...

Wow, that's exactly what someone should've made me when my grandpa died 3 weeks ago. I was so tired of eating veggies and hummus over the 4 days I was hanging out w/ my mom and helping her with the arrangements. I'm glad you were the guinea pig because now I know to only make 1/2 if I attempt this feat. :)

Melody Polakow said...

I make a super simple (and I'm sure not nearly anywhere as good) corned beef seitan for our reubens at work..
One of these days, I should make this instead. I'm sure the people would appreciate it.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Everything I've ever made of Bryanna's has been outta-this-world.

*Knock on wood*

yasmin said...

wow, vegan corn beef. i never even had regular corn beef!

i just tagged you for the 7 random things about yourself meme.

http://yasminblogs.blogspot.com/2008/11/7-random-things-meme.html

River said...

Whoa! This looks so amazing it's totally making my mouth water!

Rural Vegan said...

I made this for St. Patty's Day and I absolutely agree that it was delicious!

Kristin said...

That looks tasty! You've been tagged:
http://www.beansandgreens.net/?p=255

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Can I borrow some of your patience? I would love to be patient enough to prepare some vegan corned beef...it would be heavenly in a vegan Reuben sandwich! It looks delicious.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks delicious. I will have to remember this one because John always wants me to make a vegan version of corned beef for sain paddy's day.

BuzzleBee said...

Hey there, I love your blog and title! I hope you don't mind but I am going to link this post to my rye bread post...It seems like they go hand in hand ha ha! I haven't posted it yet until I know that it's ok with you!!! Let me know!!
Thanks,

BuzzleBee