How to Make Vegan Wheat Meat Seitan

| 03/24/2014 | Reply

Making your own seitan is very easy, and it making seitan at home saves a lot of money. Plus you’ll know exactly what’s in your seitan — important for those attempting to lose a few pounds or who have family members that struggle with food allergies.

This seitan recipe makes one very large or two smaller loaves, and divides into about 16 slices.

How to Make Wheat Meat or Seitan
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Recipe Type: Entrees
Cuisine: Vegan
Number Servings: 16
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Use this basic seitan recipe to create mock meatloaves, chick'n fried steak, pizza toppings, tacos, sandwich fillings or anything else. Wheat meat is a fabulous substitute in your recipes for meat products, as its similar in texture but has none of the cholesterol or chemical hormones that processed meat contains. Get creative and try different seasonings each week. This recipe makes 4 cups.
What You Need
  • 2 cups vital wheat gluten
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsps. garlic powder
  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
How to Do It
  1. Combine vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder in large bowl. Stir in 1 cup broth and 2 Tbs. soy sauce until thick dough forms, adding more broth if necessary.
  2. Knead dough in bowl with wooden spoon 2 to 3 minutes, or until dough is elastic and easy to handle. Shape into 1 large or 2 small loaves.
  3. Place seitan dough in large saucepan, and add remaining 4 cups broth, onion, and garlic, adding enough water to cover seitan pieces.
  4. Cover saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, or until seitan pieces are firm.
  5. Remove from heat, and cool in broth. Use in any recipe calling for seitan.
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