A plant-based main course for extra-special get-togethers, this vegan ham has a tender, smoky flavor, complimented by a sweet, tangy glaze. Roast, slice and serve with your favorite stuffing and vegetables, or maybe even fancy mac and cheese. Invite your friends and let the festive feasting begin! One of Tofurky's favorite breweries, Hopworks Urban Brewery, crafts its tasty organic beers in Oregon, just a few miles from Tofurky HQ. Their Velvet ESB won Tofurky's taste test with its malty, caramel-ly flavor profile and ultra-smooth texture. Tofurky got creative and turned this 21+ brew into an all-ages Velvety Beer Glaze that gives their Ham Roast a sweet, flavorful kick.
I cooked per instructions and found the ham to be sub par. I wasn‚Äôt impressed. HOWEVER, the problem is the instructions say to pour the glaze over the ham and continue to cook, and the ham has a tight skin around it so none of the glaze soaks into the ham, it just spreads out over the pan and gets wasted. I scraped some of the glaze off the pan and saved for leftovers. Once I cut up the ham and spread the glaze over the inside of the ham it was DELICIOUS!! I understand why there is negative reviews because none of the glaze gets soaked in with current instructions, I highly recommend heating glaze up separately and dipping it in or cutting up the ham and drizzling the glaze over. Seriously tastes like honey baked ham it‚Äôs so good! Glad I didn‚Äôt immediately discount it!
First of all, I find it very interesting that all of the recent negative reviews were submitted anonymously. Coincidence? My wife and I have been eating these vegan "hams" on Thanksgiving for the past five years, if memory serves me correct. We both think they have great flavor, texture, and mouth chew. They are very, very close to providing the experience of eating actual ham, without the torture-come-death, of course! ,-) Every non-veg person we have shared them with has commented about how much the roasts taste like ham. My only criticism is that they are a bit pricey, and quite difficult to find. Thank you, Vegan Essentials for carrying so many great products!
I use this to make a delicious summer ham salad recipe. Everyone loves it, both Vegan and meeting eating. I also use it to make a Denver omlette as well. You can find lots of creative ways to use this, as well as just slicing it up at holiday time.
I was amazed by both the taste and texture. Exactly how I remember ham. I didn't think I'd like the beer glaze, because I don't like beer, but it was also excellent. Yummmmm! P.S. I love many Tofurky products, including the Tofurky roast, sandwich slices (original is my favorite flavor), and slow roasted chick'n. I haven't been able to find the pizzas in a long time, but the vegan sausages were the best - I recommend them all!