|Simmering BBQ Seitan|
Here's the recipe for the sandwich filling.
BBQ Seitan Sandwiches
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 - 8 ounce packages of seitan strips (or homemade seitan if you have enough time to make it)
- about 10 ounces of your favorite BBQ sauce
- 4-6 rolls
Top rolls with the sandwich filling and enjoy! Serve with french fries if you've moved on from your new year's resolution. Yields 4-6 servings.
Seitan is my favorite meat substitute. It has a satisfying mouthfeel and a firm texture that makes a great sandwich filling. The BBQ sauce is the dominant flavor in these sandwiches, though the bell peppers add freshness to each bite.Accessibility:
Unfortunately, seitan is absent from most grocery stores. We had to go to Whole Foods to buy ours. It's not much easier to make seitan since wheat gluten--the main ingredient--is also difficult to find. Luckily, seitan does freeze well so you can stock up when you have the chance.Ease of Preparation:
Once you have the ingredients on hand, this recipe is extremely easy and fast to make.Non-vegan friendliness:
Rachel and Simon agree that this dish isn't especially non-vegan friendly. This was Rachel's first time having BBQ Seitan Sandwiches and she was ultimately disappointed. As she put it, "the seitan looks too real so I was disappointed" when it wasn't really steak. "It's so visually appealing" but it didn't meet her expectations. Simon recommends slicing the seitan into thin strips to better replicate steak sandwiches.