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Mar 10, 2012 10:37 PM

Is there any Vegetarian Corned Beef product out there? Or any fake meat product that would work in Corned beef and cabbage?

With all the decent meatless products out there, I have yet to find corned beef,, Is there anything out there?? I have Used Smart Deli Ham slices in the past, or when Morningstar made their good veggie dogs that no longer exist, and both imparted a nice smoky flavor but neither are close to the texture of corned beef. Don't know why they can come up with decently simulated burger and chicken, but not beef chunks or corned beef. Same issue with making "beef stew". I use griller chunks but not the right texture. Seitan isnt too bad for stew by looks, but it adds too much asian flavor for those dishes..

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  1. I've only seen it in sliced form, like this:

    But it seems to exist - scroll down to "Worthington Frozen Rolls":

    1. If you are just trying to be Irish for the week, consider colcannon, cabbage or kale with potatoes. You could still serve a meat substitute, but it could be bacon-like.

      1. it's not help for a meat substitute, but for St Paddy's Day, colcannon (mashed potatoes with cooked cabbage) is arguably even more Irish than corned beef -- and is an awfully tasty vegetarian comfort food in itself.

        (looks like pauj and I crossed the streams!)

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          1. Tofu (or bean curd) skin.

            You can get it at most Chinese or Vietnamese markets.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              They're very tasty when you grill them.