Field Roast Frankfurters Review + Drunken Franks Recipe

Field Roast Frankfurters
I know I’ve mentioned Field Roast a gazillion times on this blog. I know! But it’s a product I really believe in. Something so flavorful and delicious really doesn’t deserve a name like “meat substitute,” but if you haven’t heard of Field Roast, that’s essentially what it is–it’s a vegan line of grain meats that includes lunch slices, sausages, and various roasts. But what I’ve always loved about Field Roast is that their products aren’t an attempt to imitate meat. Sure, they take the form of meat, but the flavors are not like chicken or beef or turkey. And I like that–I don’t eat meat because I don’t like meat, so I don’t want to buy a sausage or roast that tastes like those things.

Anyway! Imagine my delight when one of my favorite brands (that’s Field Roast, in case you weren’t paying attention) offered to send me some of their new Field Roast Frankfurters to try out. I was pretty thrilled, but I had a little bit of apprehension–were these going to taste like hot dogs? Because if they were going to taste like hot dogs, I’m out.

To be honest with you, I hardly even remember what hot dogs taste like. I stopped eating meat when I was 12 and prior to that, there was only a very brief period in my childhood when I actually liked hot dogs. And I’ve bought vegetarian hot dogs exactly once, about a decade ago. Predictably, they were pretty darn gross. So while I had high expectations for the Field Roast Frankfurters, I was a little bit afraid I wouldn’t like them.

Field Roast Frank on Bun
Well, that was just silliness. It’s Field Roast, so of course (of course!) their Frankfurters were delicious. Unlike other veggie dogs, they’re not made with processed soy and a laundry list of artificial flavorings, preservatives, and junk. (I really just want to scream this from the rooftops: Just because it’s meatless doesn’t mean it’s healthy!) I do vaguely remember the hot dogs I ate as a child being bland; Field Roast Frankfurters have a pleasantly spicy flavor. And because they’re made with wheat gluten, they do a good job of imitating the texture of their meat counterparts.

Although I grew up outside of Chicago, I’m not a fan of neon green relish, mustard, or raw onions–instead, I’ve been having these franks with sauteed onions and barbecue sauce for lunch everyday last week. But since it would be selfish to eat them all myself, I made them for dinner over the weekend so my husband could try them too. I added some onions and mushrooms that were sauteed in a little bit of lager. (Hence the Drunken Franks name.) If you like caramelized onions, you will love them when they’re sauteed in beer and topping a Field Roast Frankfurter.

Drunken Franks

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 Franks

Drunken Franks

Field Roast Frankfurters smothered in onions and mushrooms. Oh, and did I mention that the onions and mushrooms are sauteed in beer? Yeah, there's that too.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 c. lager
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Field Roast Frankfurters
  • 4 whole wheat hot dog buns

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes more.
  2. Add lager, salt, and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer for 10 minutes, until lager has formed a thick sauce.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Push mushrooms and onions to one side of the skillet. Add franks and cook for 7-10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes or so, until warmed through. (Continue to stir the onions and mushrooms too!) Place franks on buns and top with onions and mushrooms.
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To find a store near you that sells Field Roast Frankfurters, use the store locator on their website. And be sure to like Field Roast on Facebook too!

Disclosure: I received a sample of Field Roast Frankfurters for the purpose of this review.

Kiersten Frase

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Comments

    • Kiersten Frase says

      These are SO good–you will love them! And their other sausages are super good too. My favorite is the Smoked Apple Sage. I used to eat their lunch slices almost everyday, but (sadly!) I can’t find them here.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I had been wanting to try them for a while too and now that I have, they are definitely going to be a regular on my grocery list. I was thinking about trying to make bagel dogs with them, although working with yeast terrifies me. :)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I think a lot of people are trying to reduce the amount of meat they eat, even if they don’t eliminate it all together, and Field Roast is great substitute because it tastes good in its own right–you don’t really think, “Oh, this doesn’t taste like a real hot dog,” instead you think, “Oh, this tastes really good!” :)

  1. says

    Thanks for this suggestion! I’ve been trying to reduce my meat consumption, but I feel like a lot of that processed soy meat is just as bad (health wise) as the meat it’s trying to replace.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I think aside from the fact that they contain protein, a lot of those soy meats are basically junk food. Field Roast is made with real ingredients and it tastes so much better than the soy stuff too. They have lunch meats made with lentils and mushrooms that are amazing!

  2. says

    YUM! These look great. I haven’t tried this brand but I’ll be looking for it. We’re not totally vegetarian but I like going meatless at least half the week. The toppings look delicious!

  3. Emily says

    There are two stores fairly close to me that carry this brand! I am going to make a special trip with hopes of finding these.

    I don’t eat hot dogs-or meat for that matter-and would love to find an easy meal for the beach this summer. (we haul a grill and a number of other things with us!) Do you think these will hold up to grilling?

  4. Kimberly says

    These are my favorite go to quick meal. They taste a lot like hot dogs and are very smokey. I sautee them in a bit of olive oil spray and have them with Dijon mustard and sauerkraut. So good!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Yes, I love the smokey flavor! I haven’t eaten a hot dog in so long, but I think the Field Roast ones are much more flavorful than the meat ones.

  5. Stuart Dean says

    I think Field Roast took it to a new level with these frankfurters. They are by far the best hot dogs I have ever had–meat or meatless–and I had 50 years of the other type before turning vegetarian a few years ago so I do remember the taste of meat dogs. Add to that the fact that although each one has less calories than a Nathan’s, it has twice the protein.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I agree–like I said, I hardly remember what a meat hot dog tastes like, but I do know that the Field Roast version is far better! They’re definitely going to be a grilling staple in our kitchen this summer.

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