There seems to be one topic that divides the vegetarian/vegan community like no other…
Some people love ‘em, some people hate ‘em.
Why hate? Because many of these meat replacers are full of artificial ingredients, even when they’re marketed as healthier alternatives to meat.
I mean, look at the ingredients in a box of veggie burgers:
What the fuck is ferrous sulfate?
It’s super easy to make, and there’s really only one key ingredient.
That would be vital wheat gluten (VWG).
You can buy it online or at most Whole Foods markets for around $6. My Safeway also sells it in their bulk section. One bag usually makes between 2 and 4 sizable batches of seitan.
Now check out these kick-ass recipes to make with your delicious homemade seitan:
1. Coconut Crusted Seitan
Served with charred corn lime rice and mango salsa. Recipe here.
2. Smoky Maple Seitan Sandwich
Served with homemade chips. Seitan sandwich recipe here.
3. BBQ Chick’n Wing Style Seitan
4. Spicy Seitan Lettuce Wraps
With an avocado radish salad and ginger pickled cucumbers. Recipe here.
5. Orange Sweet and Sour Seitan
Baked in an oven, glazed with a basic citrus sauce. Recipe here.
6. Ground Seitan and Veggie Tacos
7. Barbecued Seitan Ribz
The seitan base is first baked in an oven, then finished on a grill. Recipe here.
8. French Dip with Porcini au Jus
Homemade seitan, caramelized onions, horseradish aioli, and a delicious au jus. Recipe here.
9. Mock Duck BBQ Pizza
A bit of pineapple gives this pizza a nice sweet flavor. Recipe here.
10. Tamarind Seitan Kabobs
Skewer seitan cubes with broccoli or any veggie of your choice. Recipe here.
11. Seitan “Brisket” with Gravy and Roasted Vegetables
Herb seitan loaf, seasoned with caraway seeds, red wine, and tomato paste. Slowly roasted with vegetables. Recipe here.
12. Seitan Stuffed with Walnuts, Cranberries, and Mushrooms
It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or just a cold winter dinner. Recipe here.
13. Chicken Fried Seitan Tenders and Roasted Greens
15. Seitan Porcini Beef Stew
Seitan sausage with potatoes and carrots, in a stew made from red wine, rosemary, thyme, and fennel. Recipe here.
16. Quinoa and Seitan with Red Almond Sauce
17. Seitan and Eggplant Stew
This Iraqi-inspired dish is made from seitan, eggplant, peas, chile peppers, and pomegranate molasses. Recipe here.
19. Summer Seitan Saute With Cilantro and Lime
Serve it on a plate, or wrapped in a tortilla. Recipe here.
21. Teriyaki Seitan Asada Tacos
Try adding a bit of whole wheat pastry flour to your VWG for the seitan used in these tacos. Recipe here.
22. Seitan Negimaki
A simple seitan made from VWG, nutritional yeast flakes, soy sauce, and ginger. Wrapped around scallions. Recipe here.
23. Vegetarian Banh Mi
The whole thing can be made with less than 10 ingredients. Winner. Recipe here.
24. And Seitan Piccata
Simple yet sophisticated, and the only thing you need is a skillet. Recipe here.