Meatless Roast with Spicy Fruit Sauce

Celebration Roast, by the Field Roast Grain Meat Company, is a rich, savory, vegetarian roast made from wheat, lentils, and lots of vegetables, and stuffed with a squash/apple mixture.  I recommend several Field Roast products (more info at the end of this post) in Homestyle Favorites Made Meatless, and the Celebration Roast would be an especially good option for your meatless Thanksgiving dinner. But don’t celebrate just once a year! I prepared this easy dish the other night to rave reviews.

Field Roast Celebration Roast

First, I thawed out the roast then put it in a small roasting dish, sprayed it lightly with olive oil, and baked at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes.  I must say, the aroma was wonderful! It’s always nice when a meal has your mouth watering in anticipation, and the Celebration Roast didn’t disappoint in this regard.

Meanwhile, I made a quick  fruit sauce. I started with a pint jar of mixed fruit that I canned last summer.

Mixed Fruit

This particular mixture contained papaya, apricots, peaches and cherries, but any 16 oz. jar of fruit in light syrup would work equally well. Good choices might be peaches, cherries, plums, or apples.

Mix the fruit and syrup with 1/8 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 2 Tbsp cognac, and 1 Tbsp cornstarch.

Making the Fruit Sauce

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 Tbsp of butter.

Slice the Celebration Roast and spoon the sauce over for a dish that looks like you cooked all day! I served it with baked sweet potatoes and steamed baby peas.

Celebration Roast and Fruit Sauce

My husband ate the leftovers the next day in a sandwich. The twin grand daughters (21 months old) LOVED it and ended up eating half of his sandwich.  It’s hard to go wrong with a meal that enjoyed by babies and adults alike.

The Field Roast Grain Meat Company is based here in the Northwest but you can find their products all over the country. They have quite a few products including sausages, deli slices, roasts and meatloaf. One thing I particularly like about their products is that they are so versatile. Instead of making a meatless chicken product or a meatless beef product, they make a vegetarian grain meat. I haven’t tried all of their products, because even though I live in the Northwest I can’t purchase their products locally. So, I stock up when I travel to Seattle. But I do recommend using the Smoked Tomato Roast or deli slices in the Homestyle Favorites Made Meatless beef or ham based recipes. The Celebration Roast does contain more sodium than I would like, although it appears that the salt must be naturally occurring as salt is not listed as a separate ingredient. So when preparing a Celebration Roast meal, be aware to limit salt in the rest of the meal.

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About the Author

Renee Pottle, an author and heart-healthy educator, loves to explore and write about the Mediterranean Diet. She blogs at SeedToPantry.com and HestiasKitchen.com.

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