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German Entrees

What's for dinner? Solve the dilemma with one of these flavor-filled main meal dishes.
Holiday Vegetable Latkes

Holiday Vegetable Latkes

A takeoff on the popular potato pancake, these luscious latkes bring together various flavorful vegetables.You can make these ahead, refrigerate and reheat later.

Kreplach Dumplings

Kreplach Dumplings

Traditionally, these Jewish dumplings are stuffed with ground meat. Our version uses a veggie burger as the base for the filling.

German-Style Warm Potato Salad

German-Style Warm Potato Salad

This green bean-laced potato salad is hearty enough to serve as an entrée, but you could also pair it with grilled vegetarian sausages for a bigger meal. If you don't have white balsamic vinegar in your pantry, use any mild variety, such as white wine or rice vinegar.

Tempeh in Hearty Mushroom-Lager Sauce

Tempeh in Hearty Mushroom-Lager Sauce

This filling entrée tastes like it’s been simmered for hours instead of just 20 minutes. To sweeten the slightly bitter sauce, stir in 1 Tbs. agave nectar with the mustard and use 11/2 cups beer and 1 cup water. Serve over rice or Mashed Potatoes with Chives.

Radical Reuben

Radical Reuben

This recipe was a winner in our 2008 Restaurant Poll, and is a popular sandwich at Chicago Diner in Chicago, Illinois. We were impressed by its innovative use of beet and pickle juices to turn seitan into a tangy substitute for corned beef. Can't find beet juice? Purée a 15-ounce can of beets and use it for the marinade.

Mushroom & Leek Strudels

Mushroom & Leek Strudels

These strudels are ideal for entertaining because they can be prepared ahead of time. Assemble them through step 6, and make the sauce, then refrigerate for up to 2 days. On the night of your party, just bake the strudels, and let the sauce gently reheat while you enjoy hors d’oeuvres with your guests.

Vegan Tempeh Reubens

Vegan Tempeh Reubens

Thinly sliced tempeh simmered in a flavorful broth makes a great sandwich "meat" in this deli classic. Look for Follow Your Heart vegan cheese, which melts better than other brands.

Eggplant and Portobello Schnitzel

Eggplant and Portobello Schnitzel

Oh, what a difference lemon and capers make on oven-fried vegetables! This twist on classic Wiener Schnitzel is simple to prepare, yet the elegant flavors and presentation make it ideal for entertaining.

Tempeh Reubens with Caramelized Onions

Layers of tempeh, sauerkraut and caramelized onions give this warm sandwich a rich, well-integrated flavor. Although you can spread the bread with mustard, the Russian dressing is delicious and takes just minutes to make—you can do it while the tempeh is simmering. If you like, top the assembled Reubens with slices of soy cheese, then run the sandwiches under the broiler just until the cheese melts. Two brands that melt nicely: Soy Moon Gouda or Veggie Slices American cheese. The Russian Dressing makes 1/2 cup.

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Beer Brats

Once these brats have simmered in the onion-beer liquid, they can be served as-is or grilled. Top with your favorite fixings.