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Sell-Out Seitan

What you need: 

1 cup (240 ml) vital wheat gluten
1.25 oz (35g) package seasoning mix of your choice*
1/2 cup (120 ml) barbeque sauce
1/4 (60 ml) cup water

What you do: 

*I've used taco, chili & sloppy joe seasonings. Package weight varies slightly between brand and variety.
Heat oven to 350 F.
In a medium bowl, combine vital wheat gluten and package of seasoning mix (about 1/4 cup). In a measuring cup, combine barbeque sauce and water. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir/knead until it forms a ball. Spread seitan in a lightly oiled 8"x8" or smaller pan (you could also use a loaf pan) and bake for 25 minutes.
Once cool, transfer to a cutting board and cut seitan into strips.
Source of recipe: I wanted to make Susan V's BBQ Ribz at but didn't have the ingredients, so I made these with what I had on hand and liked the result.

Preparation Time: 
3 minutes, Cooking time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 
25 minutes
Recipe Category: 


This sounds easy and good. I have made Susan V"s BBQ Ribz which were very good and this seams a little easier. I like the idea of using the different seasoning packets.
Also I like what another said about the frozen vegetables.


Mine turned out a bit rough and chewy :( still edible though slathered in barbecue sauce... i am sure i did something wrong but i will definitely try making this again!


Excellent for a busy vegan husband. Added half a can of mashed up black beans for a protein mix. Wifey says it looked like a chocolate chip brownie dessert. Used Mexican seasoning mix. Thanks.


I made a discovery about this today:  you can mix in ingredients that would normally clump the vital wheat gluten as long as the ingredient is frozen.

I made this today by dumping out the last of my vital wheat gluten (unmeasured, but quite a bit) and adding a packet of taco seasoning, a packet of onion seasoning, powdered broth, and *frozen* veggies - which mixed easily with the dry ingredients.  Then I added water just until the mixture held together and baked it in a loaf pan at 350 F for 45 minutes.  I let it cool on a wire rack, cut it into bread slices, and toasted a couple of slices in a toaster oven.

You can add anything that's frozen.  I usually cook extra lentils and freeze the leftovers.  The next time, I'm going to mix in both frozen veggies and legumes.


So easy and delicious! 


This is way easy, and super good... and versatile.  Thanks!


This was so easy, and turned out wonderful! ;)b After I cut them into strips I put them in a saucepan and covered them with BBQ sauce, and let them simmer for about 5 minutes. I will make these again.  :)>>>

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