Meaty seitan chunks covered in deliciously sticky BBQ sauce.
- 120 g (1 cup) vital wheat gluten
- 15g (1/4 cup) nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 700 ml (3 cups) vegetable stock
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) ketchup
- 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce or maggi
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped
- 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
- Mix together the wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder.
- Stir in 120 ml of stock, and knead dough for a minute or two until elastic, adding more stock if necessary.
- Form dough into a loaf.
- Place in a pan and cover with remaining stock.
- Cover pan and simmer for 40 minutes.
- In the mean time, put ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and chilli in small saucepan.
- Heat the sauce, stirring, until it begins to bubble around the edges.
- When the 40 minutes are up, remove the seitan from the pan, and then cut into chunks (I prefer about 0.5cm thick by 2cm square).
- Cover in the BBQ sauce and then serve warm in a crusty roll or with fries.
How many EA Tasty Spoons does it get?
- No animal products.
- As far as I’m aware, none of the ingredients are particularly harmful for the environment.
- Vital wheat gluten is not yet widely available and can be expensive in some areas where it is hard to get hold of.
- Pretty healthy, because the seitan is very high in protein (75g per 100g), with almost no fat. But, the BBQ sauce is sugary. It just about gets a EA Tasty spoon.
- Delicious, especially if you’re craving meaty foods.
Total EA Tasty Spoons: 4