Friday, September 18, 2020

Vegan Chickenless Seitan Cubes

Here is an easy recipe for seitan that can is versatile for use in many different recipes. The first time I made these, I used them in vegan quesadillas, which are pictured below. Since then, I've used them in a few other recipes, like pasta bakes, soups, etc. What's nice about making your own seitan is it doesn't take much time to mix all the ingredients together, and if you plan on sauteeing it, dinner can be ready in under 30 minutes. If you are planning on making larger pieces of seitan mixed with tofu and beans, then usually, pre-steaming is in order before frying or baking, but this recipe goes straight into the iron cast skillet. One of the spices I used is Trader Joe's Vegan Chickenless Seasoning Salt, but if you don't have it, feel free to sub a combination of sea salt, onion powder, turmeric, and garlic powder. Enjoy!

Preparing the seitan

One use for the seitan is in delicious seitan quesadillas!

Vegan Chicklenless Seitan Cubes


2 cups gluten flour
1 and 1/2 cups water
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbs Trader Joe's Vegan Chickenless Seasoning Salt
2 tsp garlic salt
1 Tbs onion powder
1 tsp. black pepper
Olive oil for frying


In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except the oil. You want to mix until the ingredients are just incorporated; you may have to use your hands. Once incorporated, don't mix further or else the dough may toughen. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet or a pan of your choice. While oil is heating, dice the dough into one-inch chunks or smaller. Add about a quarter of the chunks at a time to the pan and stir frequently. Once browned, about three to five minutes, put in a bowl lined with paper towels, and add another batch to the pan. Repeat until all the chunks have been cooked. You can continue to customize the seitan in different recipes,either by adding spices before mixing the dough, or by sprinkling them with additional spices as they cook. Delicious! Feeds at least five hungry vegans.




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