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Finger Lickin BBQ Ribs

What you need: 

4 ounces vital wheat gluten
1 ounce nutritional yeast flakes
3/4-1 ounce wheat flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1 veggie bouillon cube + 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons peanut butter or tahini
1 1/2 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted
1 (18 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl. Add bouillon and water; mix well, kneading into a ball. Mixture will be very dry and stiff, but don't over mix it!! Just kind of pull it all together and turn it out onto the counter top.
2. Shape mixture into a square 5x5". Mix peanut butter or tahini with melted margarine until well mixed and smooth. Pour 1/2 peanut butter mixture into bowl, put "ribs" on top of mixture, then pour remaining mixture on top of "ribs".
3. Work the peanut butter mixture into "ribs" by just pushing your finger tips into the dough, about 1 minute, keeping the dough in its square shape. Remove dough to cutting board and cut with a very sharp knife into 1/2" strips, then cut the strips in 1/2 again lengthwise.
4. Put "ribs" on prepared tray, about 1" apart (they will puff a bit while cooking). Bake for 20 minutes, turning about 1/2 way through. Ribs should be lightly brown and crunchy when they come out of the oven. Pour BBQ sauce into wide sauce pan and heat on moderate flame on stove top until bubbly.
5. Put ribs into sauce and simmer about 5-10 minutes. I leave the ribs in the sauce until ready to serve, put them on baking tray with a little extra BBQ sauce and broil about 5" from the heat until they carmelize a bit. Be careful not to burn the vegan sugar, as it can burn almost instantly! If the ribs are cold I heat them a bit in the sauce pan before I broil them.
I know it seems like a complicated recipe, but it's really not. A couple of tries and you'll be a pro and enjoying a traditional meat recipe without harming any living creatures!!

Preparation Time: 
30-40 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-3
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Can I make this recipe without the nutritional yeast? I haven't been able to find any at my grocery stores. I wasn't sure if it would mess it up...

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These look good...The only thing I don't have is the BBQ sauce...it's going on my shopping list.

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what section of the store is vital wheat gluten in?
is it by the flours and stuff or somewhere else?
( i feel sort of dumb asking this, but when i couldnt find nutritional yeast, it was because it was in the vitamin/supplements section of the store..)
:)

Yeah, by the flours/baking stuff. :-)

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what section of the store is vital wheat gluten in?
is it by the flours and stuff or somewhere else?
( i feel sort of dumb asking this, but when i couldnt find nutritional yeast, it was because it was in the vitamin/supplements section of the store..)
:)

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The key to making these ribz is to bake them in a glass 8x8 baking dish.  When I have made these in the past and used a baking sheet, they puff up HUGE and then deflate to hard, little, breadstick looking things.  I did not use any margarine, and replaced it with 1 TBSP of Braggs.  Yum yum!  Oh and the ONLY BBQ sauce to use is Annie's Organic Smokey Maple.  It rocks and so does this recipe! 

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The barbecue sauce is what really makes this recipe. The "ribs" by themselves were rather bland-but with the barbecue sauce added the "ribs" taste pretty good.

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baypuppy, thanks for the suggestion. The directions for this recipe were missing due to a technical error. We've added the directions back.

If either of you should happen across another recipe without any directions, please use the "Report to administration" link at the bottom of the recipe so that we can fix it.

Best wishes,
Yvette

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this is *very* simular to Dragonfly's rib recipe:

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=7589.0

The only difference is the spices used. Dragonfly gives good directions for making the ribs, they are delish, so maybe try looking there?

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ok so i cant make this as it has wheat gluten and im gluten intolerant BUT for all those who want to make it can we have some instructions to go along with the lovely sounding ingrediants list please  :)

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