Beef Flavored Homemade Seitan
I have been intrigued with Seitan since I first read about it a year ago. I finally found ready made and tried it. I knew after that, I had to try and make my own. What a cheap and healthy “meat substitute” for Vegans! I was a little intimidated, but after trying this, I could easily make a few large batches to last for the week easily. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure you could freeze this too. This recipe is an adaption of one I found at the Post Punk Kitchen. I wanted to give it a bit of a “beefy” spin for my “Philly Cheese steak Sammie’s” so I changed it up a bit, using a few measurements and cooking method as a guideline.
So, don’t be afraid any longer…you too can cook Seitan in your own home!
Homemade “Beef” Flavored Seitan
- 1 Cup Vital Wheat Gluten (the protein portion of wheat)
- 1 TBSP “Beaf” Seasoning (Vegan Beef Broth Seasoning)
- 2 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
- 1 TBSP Dry Onion Soup Mix
- 1 TBSP “Beaf” Seasoning
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Braggs Liquid Aminos
- 1 TBSP Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp. Horseradish
- 1 TBSP Olive Oil
- 4 TBSP “Beaf” Seasoning
- 8 Cups Water
- 2 TBSP Soy Sauce
- 2 TBSP Braggs Liquid Aminos
Vital Wheat Gluten can be found in health food stores/sections bagged or often in the bulk section.
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and wet together in another. Slowly stir the two together.
Knead until well mixed and elastic in texture.
Separate into 3 pieces and roll out into “logs”
Bring “Broth” Ingredients to a boil in large pot. Reduce heat to a simmer.
Place the “seitan logs” gently into simmering broth. (do not allow to boil hard)
Remove after 45 minutes and let drain on paper towel.
Seitan can be eaten alone or cut up and used to replace meat in any number of recipes.