Seitan Recipes

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Barbeque Seitan and Black Bean Burritos

Rating: Unrated
This is an easy, hearty meal for a family or dinner party--burritos also freeze well! Great served with salsa and sour cream! Habanero chile peppers are extremely hot! You might only need half of one to generate enough heat for your tastes! Be careful when you chop the habanero chile, remember to use gloves!

Sweet and Sour Seitan

Rating: Unrated
This is a tasty vegetarian version of a Chinese classic. You won't even be able to tell it isn't chicken! Seitan is made from wheat gluten and is very high in protein and low in fat. I recommend using a chicken-style variety.

Seitan Makhani (Vegan-Style Indian Butter Chicken)

Rating: Unrated
Chicken Makhani is a dish I always loved before becoming vegan. It is my absolute favorite Indian dish, so I knew I had to try to make it so I could curb my cravings. The sauce tastes amazing with naan and white rice. The seitan is an excellent substitute for meat in many dishes. You can buy store-bought seitan, which can be expensive, or you can make your own.

Thanksgiving No-Turkey Turkey

Rating: Unrated
This vegetarian treat is a beautiful addition to the Thanksgiving holiday table. My family has been making it for years. You won't even miss the turkey! For a shiny crust, brush pastry lightly with soy milk. To serve, cut straight down through pastry, stuffing, and seitan to make neat 1/2 inch slices. Spoon additional gravy over each serving.

Basic Seitan - Wheat Meat (Vegan Meat Substitute)

Rating: Unrated
I've used seitan for many things, from sandwiches to stir fries and this recipe is the best I have ever used.

Veggie Stroganoff

Rating: Unrated
The elements of classic Stroganoff - beefy flavour, mushrooms and creamy sauce, served on a bed of noodles - appear in this veggie recipe.
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Air Fried Vegetarian "Chicken Tenders"

Rating: Unrated
Great-grandma's timeless recipe for crispy fried 'chicken.' The best part: because it is adapted for an air fryer, it's a healthier version compared to its fried cousin! Serve with honey-mustard sauce for dipping.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya (Vegan)

Rating: Unrated
A good meal to freeze and throw in the slow cooker on a busy day. I prefer the rice cooked separately. You can substitute Creole seasoning for the Cajun seasoning and bok choy for the celery, if desired.

Vegan Enchilada Bake

Rating: Unrated
Casserole-style vegan enchiladas.

Seitan in Peanut Sauce or Vegetarian Gai Tua

Rating: Unrated
This is a delicious modification of a classic Thai dish! You've probably had the chicken version if you're a meat eater, and I'm sure you could substitute meat for the seitan, however, I urge you to give the seitan a try. Seitan is a meat substitute made from wheat gluten. Seitan comes the closest to real meat that a vegetarian or vegan can have. Seitan really picks up the flavor of whatever marinade it's put into. If you've ever had 'mock duck' at a Thai restaurant, then you've had seitan before. It can be found at natural food or Asian food stores.

Seitan Fajitas

Rating: Unrated
Vegan seitan fajitas! Serve with taco sauce, Tofutti® Better Than Sour Cream, and guacamole.

Vegan Seitan Curry with Rice

Rating: Unrated
A lovely vegan curry with seitan. The longer the seitan cooks, the more flavorful it gets.

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Homemade Seitan

"My first try at seitan—delicious and easy. I fried some up so the edges got crispy and am using some in a recipe tonight. This tastes MUCH better than it looks!" – LindaT

Seitan in Peanut Sauce

"This is a delicious modification of a classic Thai dish! Seitan is made from wheat gluten; it's the closest to real meat that a vegetarian or vegan can have." – ENDLESSSKY

Vegan "Chicken" Adobo

This is a take on the Filipino-style dish, chicken adobo and the closest attempt to the real thing that I'm told there is. For those that don't know about this dish, it is traditionally chicken sauteed with vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic. Serve over white rice.