How to Cook Your Stuffed Beast

If you’re servin’ up some Very Good favourites, like the Stuffed Beast, you’re going to want to save these recipes this holiday season. Check out the Bean Butchers way of cookin’ up the beast (Bonus: we’ve even included how to use your Instant Pot).

Cooking Method 1

Thaw the beast. Preheat oven to 350℉. Remove packaging and cheesecloth (watch our co-founder, James, show the best way to do this on Facebook). Baste your beast to keep it nice and juicy using your favourite recipe or our very good baste, see below.



1 cup veggie stock

1/4 cup vegan butter

1 sprig each thyme and rosemary

3 cloves of garlic

salt and pepper



Cook the beast uncovered on a baking pan at 350℉ (176C) for 45-60 minutes, basting every 15 minutes to keep everything nice and moist. Make sure the center of the beast is above 160℉ (73C). Remove from the oven once nicely roasted, let cool for a few minutes, serve, and enjoy!

We even have a How to Cook Your VGB Stuffed Beast video that shows us how the Bean Butchers do it.

 

Cooking Method 2

Thaw the beast. Preheat oven to 375℉. Remove packaging and cheesecloth (watch our co-founder, James, show the best way to do this on Facebook).



In a large skillet over medium/high heat and 2 tbsp of olive oil and brown the plant-based roast on all sides, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Remove Stuffed Beast from skillet and place in a roasting pan on a rack.



Place in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove after 25 minutes and turn the beast over.



Put back in the oven and cook for another 20-30 minutes until an internal temperature of 160℉.



Let stand for 15 minutes before carving.
 

Cooking Method 3

Preheat oven to 450℉. Remove all packaging, cheesecloth and twine from the Stuffed Beast (watch our co-founder, James, show the best way to do this on Facebook).
 
Brush the Stuffed Beast with olive oil and place in a roasting pan on a rack. Place in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove after 15 minutes and turn the stuffed beast over.
 
Place back in the oven and reduce heat to 375℉ and cook for 35-40 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160℉.
 
Let stand for 15 minutes before carving.




Cooking Method 4 (Stuffed Beast Instant Pot Directions*

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Thaw the beast. Remove all packaging, including cheesecloth and twine, from the Stuffed Beast (watch our co-founder, James, show the best way to do this on Facebook).


Place the steam rack in the bottom of the inner pot in your Instant Pot. Add 500 ml of vegetable stock to the inner pot. Place stuffed beast onto the steam rack and secure the lid, and close the venting valve.


Next, set Instant Pot to the “meat/stew” setting. Set the timer for 40 minutes on the “normal” setting on the digital display.

Allow the Stuffed Beast to rest in the Instant Pot for 3 minutes before carefully opening the venting valve to release the Instant Pot pressure.

Remove the Stuffed Beast and slice to the desired size and serve.

*Please carefully read the instructions of the Instant Pot before using. These are merely general directions for preparing The Stuffed Beast, not operational instructions of The Instant Pot.

Be sure to share your Stuffed Beast with us using #TheVeryGoodButchers, #ShowUsYourBeast and tagging @theverygoodbutchers.

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