Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tofurky Kielbasa

You may recall my desire to find a substitute for kielbasa a few posts back. Though I have moved forward and bought ingredients to try some of the great suggestions I received in comments and in person, I also happened to see in my local grocer's isle a meatless kielbasa substitute: Tofurky Kielbasa.

Well, I picked it up and brought it home. Tonight I sauteed a couple links in olive oil with some green bell pepper. I cut the links into bite size pieces, and just prior to dumping them into the lentil-black bean-rice dish I had simmering, I tasted it.

AAAAGGHAAGGHH! "Ack!" and "Thbbbt!"

I can't believe this oh-so-sadly-familiar taste is still being pushed on an unsuspecting public.

Yuck. This is nasty. Stay clear, friends.


Unknown said...

Have you considered making your own? Or finding a local source for sausage? I know its not meat free, but at least you know whats going in. =)

Bruce Cordell said...

I was going the "pastured meat and eggs" route for a while. But I think I'll keep trying the meatless route. Especially considering that link you sent!