06 November 2013

Recipe: Beer Can Tofurky


Beer Can Tofurky - a NEW American tradition. For more photos and details, visit this link.


1 Torfurky (thawed)
1 Can Beer (you can also use Ginger Ale or Lemon-Lime Soda if alcohol isn't your thing)

The Beer Can Rub
3 Tablespoons Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Braggs
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1-2 Tablespoon Olive Oil (depends on how spicy and how moist you want it to be)


Heat oven to 200 AND start your grill per instructions on BBQ or grill.

Take your thawed Tofurky and cut off one end about 2 inches from the pucker. When you look at your Tofurky, one end is more open than the other you'll see a bit of stuffing on that end. That's the end you cut off. With a normal spoon, begin removing the stuffing from the Tofurky. You're going to be hollowing out the Tofurky, so watch the sides to make sure you don't get too much of the Tofurky; you only want to remove the stuffing.

Once you have removed all the stuffing, grab your can of Beer. Gently place the open hollowed-out end of the Tofurky on the top of the Beer can. You're looking to see how close your Tofurky is to fitting. Very gently, press the Tofurky down to make a slight ring on the open end of the Torfurky. This will be your guide to how much you'll need to remove to make the Tofurky fit on the top of the Beer Can. With a small very sharp knife, follow the indent from the can, and make the opening of the Tofurky a tiny bit larger - around the same shape as the Beer can top. You want to make this opening 1 1/2 inches deep into the Tofurky. Cut a very little at time, and test the Tofurky on the top of the Beer Can between each cut to see if you have cut enough away.

Place the Tofurky in the oven, hollowed out end down, for 5 minutes. This will help solidify the Tofurky.

In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the Beer Can Rub with a whisk to make sure there are no clumps.

Remove the Tofurky from the oven and let sit. Once it is cool enough to touch, bush the Tofurky with the Beer Can Rub, inside and outside.

Once your coals are ready to start grilling, you're going to open your can of Beer. Pour 1/2 Cup of the Beer into the bowl with your Rub and mix with a whisk. Take your Tofurky and very gently push it onto the top of the Beer can.

Place your Tofurky with the Beer can in it gently it on the grill upright, so the bottom of the can is directly on the grill.

While the Tofurky and Beer can are on the grill, periodically baste the Tofurky with the Beer Can Rub. Brush a little coating of the Beer Can Rub on your Tofurky to keep it moist and add flavor. Be very careful while you're doing this, to keep the Tofurky and Beer can from tipping over.

Once you have steam coming out of the top, and the outside of your Tofurky is the desired golden brown, use your BBQ tongs to remove the Tofurky from the grill. This should take around 30-45 minutes depending on how hot your grill is. When you move the Beer Can Tofurky, be careful to not spill the Beer inside the Tofurky. The can and Tofurky are hot, so don't touch them with your bare hands. While keeping your Beer can upright with your tongs, use your oven mitt to sort of pop the Tofurky off into a large bowl.

To serve, cut into chunks and maybe dip in your favorite BBQ sauce.

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