- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups vital wheat gluten
- 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cup warm vegetable broth
- 2 tsp. Marmite (Craig was horrified when I bought this!)
- 2 Tbsp. tahini
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
- 2 tsp. Kitchen Bouquet (or other gravy browner)
- vegetable broth (amount depends on cooking method. For baking, 4 cups. For simmering, 6-8 cups)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup tomato juice
- 2 Tbsp. Marmite
- 1 Tbsp. Kitchen Bouquet
- 1 Tbsp. Liquid Smoke
- a. If using the simmering method, combine the broth ingredients and bring them to a low boil over med-high heat.
b. If baking, preheat oven to 325.
- Saute onions and garlic in pan until onion is translucent.
- In bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
- In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients.
- Combine onion-garlic mixture, gluten mixture, and liquid mixture in food processor. Run/pulse for several minutes until ingredients are mixed well and it forms a ball. (If you do not have a food processor, you can mix by hand, in which case, be sure to chop the onions finely before sauteing them. A food processor make the process much, much easier, but it can be done without one, though, honestly, I personally don't have the time for that.)
- Divide gluten pieces into a dozen or so sections. Knead each section and stretch into a flat "cutlet". For a brisket, use one larger piece of gluten to fit inside your baking dish. Let gluten pieces stand on a flat service for five minutes.
- a. If simmering, reduce heat of broth to med. low. Put gluten pieces into broth and simmer for an hour. Do not boil.
b. If baking, put gluten pieces in a casserole dish, cover with broth, and bake at 325 for an hour.
- Serve however you wish. Cut into slivers for stir-fry or fajitas. Slice thinly for a Philly cheese-fake sandwich. Barbecue entire "cutlets" or brisket. Seitan will keep for about a week or so in the refrigerator and can also be frozen.
Please leave a comment and let me know if you try this recipe.