With Thanksgiving approaching, I wanted to share my recipe for Crockpot Tofurky. I’ll add more pictures when the big day comes =)
I started using the crockpot to roast my Tofurky a few years ago because it frees up the oven for other things and it’s perfect for keep the Tofurky moist. If you don’t have, or don’t want to use a crockpot, you can achieve basically the same results by roasting in a pan and covering with foil in the oven at 300˚F for the same amount of time.
Aunt Anne’s Crockpot Tofurky Roast
Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 2 hours (thawed), 3 hours (frozen)
1 Tofurky Roast
1 Vidalia Onion
1 or 2 Carrots
1 stalk Celery
3 or 4 Red Potatoes
1 Purple Turnip
1 sprigs each: Thyme, Rosemary, Sage
3 Tbs. Olive Oil
3 Tbs. Fresh Orange Juice
1 Tbs. Tamari
Approximately 16 oz. Vegetable Stock
2 Tbs. Butter
3 Tbs. Flour
Chop all veggies into medium to large chunks. Place in bottom of crockpot. Place Tofurky Roast on top of veggies. Put sprigs of herbs around the roast. In a separate container whisk together Oil, Orange Juice, and Tamari. Pour over roast. Add enough stock to the crockpot to cover the veggies and about 1” of the roast. Reserve remaining stock to add as needed to prevent drying out. Roast in crockpot on high heat for 2 – 3 hours depending on thawed vs. frozen. Scoop up liquid to baste Tofurky Roast every half hour, adding broth as needed. Rotate the roast every hour before basting. Probe with thermometer to ensure internal temperature is at least 120F. After this temperature is reached, you can turn down the temperature to low to keep warm until serving, continuing to baste as needed.
Gravy from baste:
Drain excess liquid, strain out solids, and set aside. Turn off heat and keep roast with vegetables in crockpot to preserve heat. In a saucepan, melt 2 tbs. butter over medium heat. Whisk in 3 tbs. flour to form a paste. Slowly whisk in baste liquid until gravy thickens, add additional broth if needed.
Arrange roast on platter surrounded by veggies. Discard herbs, replace with fresh ones if desired for presentation. Tofurky is best when thinly sliced. Serve with gravy on the side.