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Seitan Brisket

Serves 6 to 8


    This recipe will certainly turn some heads with the look, smoky smell, and amazing flavor of a proper Texas BBQ! You can tweak the seitan by adding some blended tofu or blended beans into the wet mixture; this will give the brisket a less crumbly texture.


    Seitan Brisket


    • 1 cup vegan marsala wine or sherry
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 2 Tbsp sriracha
    • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
    • small can tomato paste (about 1/4 cup)
    • 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra
    • 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten flour
    • 3/4 cup chickpea flour
    • 2 Tbsp chili powder
    • 1 Tbsp paprika
    • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
    • 2 Tbsp onion granules
    • 2 Tbsp garlic granules Salt, to taste
    • BBQ sauce, to taste


    Per serving:

    • calories218
    • protein11g
    • fat7g
    • carbs23g
      • sugar11g
      • fiber3g
    • sodium392mg



    1. Prepare casserole dish by coating lightly with oil. Preheat oven to 375 F.
    2. In large bowl, whisk together wet mixture ingredients. In separate large bowl, stir together dry mixture ingredients.
    3. Combine dry mixture with half of wet mixture (set aside other half of wet mixture). Mix until completely combined. Knead for 3 minutes, until all is mixed thoroughly and dough has an elastic texture.
    4. Form dough into rough oval shape and place in prepared casserole dish. Lightly coat raw seitan with oil. Add rest of wet mixture to casserole dish.
    5. Place seitan in oven and bake for about 25 minutes. At 25-minute mark, flip loaf over. Place back in oven for another 20 minutes. Meanwhile, fire up the grill.
    6. Remove seitan a few minutes before it’s done and baste with some of remaining liquid in casserole dish. Place back in oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. The liquid should be thickened and almost evaporated. Remove seitan from oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
    7. Once seitan has cooled, baste with your favorite BBQ sauce and place on preheated BBQ or grill. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes per side, brushing on more BBQ sauce as you flip.
    8. Remove from grill and serve with Texas toast, pickles, raw onions, and extra BBQ sauce.


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