BBQ seitan

Meaty seitan chunks covered in deliciously sticky BBQ sauce.

BBQ seitan

Serves: 2


  • 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)


  1. Mix together the wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder.
  2. Stir in 120 ml of stock, and knead dough for a minute or two until elastic, adding more stock if necessary.
  3. Form dough into a loaf.
  4. Place in a pan and cover with remaining stock.
  5. Cover pan and simmer for 40 minutes.
  6. In the mean time, put ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and chilli in small saucepan.
  7. Heat the sauce, stirring, until it begins to bubble around the edges.
  8. 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).
  9. Cover in the BBQ sauce and then serve warm in a crusty roll or with fries.

How many EA Tasty Spoons does it get?

  1. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32 No animal products.
  2. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32 As far as I’m aware, none of the ingredients are particularly harmful for the environment.
  3. Vital wheat gluten is not yet widely available and can be expensive in some areas where it is hard to get hold of.
  4. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32Pretty 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.
  5. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32Delicious, especially if you’re craving meaty foods.

Total EA Tasty Spoons: 4


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