24 Kick-Ass Ways To Cook Homemade Seitan

It’s easy to make, and cheap as chips. Never waste money on processed meat substitutes again.

There seems to be one topic that divides the vegetarian/vegan community like no other…

Fake meats.

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?

But fear not, I have a solution.

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.

You can use the basic recipe that comes on the Bob’s Red Mill bag, or try out any number of other flavor combinations to spice up your 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

Made from VWG, cauliflower, white beans, and Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base. Cooked in homemade BBQ sauce. Served with cornbread slices. Recipe here.

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

Ground poultry style seitan cooked with onions, peppers, and homemade taco sauce. Served in lightly fried corn tortillas along with raw vegetables and a fresh squeeze of lime juice. Recipe here.

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

Recipe here.

14. Peppered Seitan Steaks with Mashed Potatoes

Recipe here

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

Quinoa, seitan, peas, and carrots make up the base for this vegan salad.

17. Seitan and Eggplant Stew

This Iraqi-inspired dish is made from seitan, eggplant, peas, chile peppers, and pomegranate molasses. Recipe here.

18. Seitan Load Deli Style Sandwich

Recipe here.

19. Summer Seitan Saute With Cilantro and Lime

Serve it on a plate, or wrapped in a tortilla. Recipe here.

20. Seitan Pot Pie with Pumpkin Biscuit Crust

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.

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