Vegan Vittles Pot Roast

November 3, 2010 by Keri

Thought I would be burnt out on Vegan Vittles after that week of Vittles madness?  Never!  I made this Pot Roast (page 156) as a regular week-night family meal, but it was so amazing that I immediately decided it needed an upgrade to main dish for one of my family’s vegan holiday meals.  It isn’t a “throw on the stove, stir, and go” sort of meal, but it is very simple to put together and worth every minute of the hour and a half it takes to cook. This yummy recipe even has a built-in gravy, consisting of the blended carrots, onions, and cooking broth from the pan.

Vegan Cookbook Recipes

Vegan Cookbook Recipes

Vegan Cookbook Recipes

The pot roast slices so nicely, and it’s so tender, juicy, and flavorful.  I would, and will, definitely serve this to nonvegan family.  Vegan Vittles indicates this recipe serves 6, but the three of us polished it off with no leftovers.  I guess I should have made side dishes!  There was, however, plenty of leftover gravy, so I’ll have to make another gravy-friendly dish lest that orange gravy goodness go to waste. And you all know how much I love making something new out of leftovers…While reading through blog posts this week, I’ve noticed quite a few people have the goal of making their own seitan, and if you have Vegan Vittles, this recipe would be an amazing place to start!

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Vegan Cookbook Recipes

What are you planning to make as your vegan main dishes over the holidays?

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  1. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Ooh, wow! I don’t have this book, but it’s been on my Amazon wish list forEVER. This looks so delicious!

    One thing I plan on serving at Thanksgiving is Gardein’s new “stuffed turk’y,” which is supposedly a limited edition product for the holidays. I don’t miss eating turkey or anything, but it should be a delicious, EASY main dish. The side dishes are my favorite part, anyway, so throwing these cutlets in the oven will give me more time to concentrate on the sides. 😉 And I love Gardein!

  2. Jeni Treehugger says:

    WANT that recipe. Is it on the webs anywhere do you know?
    For Christmas dinner I will be making stuffed seitan roast, even though I’ll be the only vegan I’m still gonna make a huge ass one because the leftovers are just as awesome.

    • Keri says:

      I looked around, but didn’t see it. The publisher already let me post two, but maybe I’ll ask to pot this one too? I’ll let you know if I come across it. Does your library have cookbooks?

  3. It looks beautiful! What am I making for the holidays? Nothing…I’ll be on a beach in Barbados for Thanksgiving, eating whatever vegan fare they whip up for me! 🙂

  4. Noelle says:

    Boo JL! No, really WOW, JL! Jealous!

    Pot Roast look divine!! Great looking gravy too!

    I am thinking I am going to make a walnut loaf or some sort of nut loaf. It is just going to be the 2 of us this year. Too short a time to go anywhere and visit with family. 🙁

  5. Sarah S. says:

    Vegan Vittles is next on my list, everything you have made looks superb.

  6. Jeni Treehugger says:

    My local library doesn’t have it.

  7. Yaeko Syverson says:

    Thanks for that, and for anyone that is having difficulty chopping onions without the crying, here’s an incredibly simple tip – put them in the fridge first, then chop them straight away after taking them out! No more tears! I found some more onion soup recipes here if anyone wants to try some more variations.

  8. Ross Hergert says:

    I’ve invited the whole family to ours this xmas for a big dinner, so the roast is pretty important! I found a lot of recipes at this roast recipes site, but cant seem to decide on anyone in particular – there’s so many to choose from! It’s fun planning such a big family meal though!