Whenever I find a recipe my family likes, it's always a bonus when I can make multiple meals using the same base recipe. Seitan, for instance, makes three separate meals in one batch. And, the beauty of making a variety of recipes for seitan means I can meal prep three meals at a time. Regardless of the variety of recipes I make for seitan, I can always freeze any or all of the seitan to use later.
WHAT IS SEITAN?
Similar to meat, seitan protein packs a lot of protein as well as amino acids. In a 3 ounce serving of seitan, for instance, a serving contains 20 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of fat, and only 130 calories. So, for all those vegan skeptics out there who question where we get our protein, seitan provides 20 grams of protein.
Versatile, seitan can be used for a plethora of recipes. For example, I make “Reuben meat,” “roast beef,” Vegan Turkey and the list goes on.
Again, my recipe is oil-free, however, it's very tasty, easy to make, and one recipe makes multiple meals. Seitan is basically soy-free, nut-free, vegan wheat meat.
But, seitan is NOT GLUTEN FREE, so if you have issues with gluten, stay clear of this recipe.
WHAT RECIPES CAN I MAKE USING SEITAN?
Once prepared, the seitan is cut into thin slices can be marinated for any particular purpose. Similarly, seitan dough can be shaped into steak shapes as well. Some recipes for seitan I adore are easy to make and only require some marinade and a variety of cooking options.
SEITAN PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SANDWICH
One of my favorite way to marinate seitan is for a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich which is served with my Oven Baked Fries Perfect Crispy Oil-Free and Garlic.
For this recipe, I used a portion of Kathy's Oil-Free Mega Seitan Protein, sliced it thin, and marinated it overnight. Then, I prepared sauteed mushrooms, onions, and red bell peppers. Additionally, I topped it with my Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce.
Another great way to use seitan steak is to make a BBQ Seitan Sandwich loaded with Vegan Harvest Apple Maple Dijon Slaw.
BBQ SEITAN SANDWICH WITH CHIPOTLE MAC AND CHEESE
Diversely, I planned to marinate and then cook my BBQ seitan in a crockpot to allow the flavors to brew a little longer. Using another part of the seitan loaf, I sliced it thin and marinated the 'meat,' and froze it. When I was ready to use make the recipe, I cooked the seitan in my crockpot.
Another great recipe for seitan is to make seitan steaks that can be grilled!
GRILLED SEITAN STEAKS WITH OIL-FREE SMOKY SCALLOPED POTATOES AND BRUSSELL SPROUTS
Instead of slicing the seitan, for this recipe, I form the dough into steaks and steam and bake the seitan in separate pieces. Again, the marinade is the key.
Next, I marinate the seitan steaks overnight and grill them to perfection.
If any of these recipes for seitan pique your interest, check out the marinades and links on the recipe card. Enjoy!
Also, you may enjoy Vegan Turkey!
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂