Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
From fatfreevegan.com. This is a great vegan meal for the grill. It's super easy to make and way better for you than pre-made processed fake meat you can buy at the store. Be careful not to over cook or to let them dry out. Fab with bbq corn or other veggies, salad and a roll.
- 1 cup vital wheat gluten
- 2 teaspoons spanish smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter or 2 tablespoons other nut butter
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Start the coals in the grill.
- Lightly spray an 8x8 square pan with oil.
- Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Mix the water with the nut butter, Liquid Smoke, and soy sauce and add it to the dry ingredients.
- Stir to mix well and then knead lightly in the bowl for a couple of minutes.
- Put the dough into the baking dish and flatten it so that it evenly fills the pan. I found this to be a bit challenging the first time as the gluten is quite elastic and does not want to settle down. Be patient and keep trying. It will lay flat after a few minutes of trying. Mend any holes in the gluten by pressing it back to shape.
- Take a sharp knife and cut it into 8 strips; then turn the pan and cut those strips in half to form 16 pieces. This is also hard to do, just do the best you can as you will have the opportunity to re-cut later.
- Put it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, uncovered.
- Remove it from the oven and carefully re-cut each strip, going over each cut to make sure that the strips will pull apart easily later.
- Generously brush the top with barbecue sauce. Take it to the grill and invert the whole baking dish onto the grill (or use a large spatula to lift the strips out, placing it sauce-side down on the grill). Brush the top of the strips with more sauce.
- Watch it closely to make sure that it doesn't burn. When it's sufficiently brown on one side, turn over and cook the other side, adding more sauce, if necessary. When done, remove to a platter and cut or pull apart the individual strips to serve.
This recipe is SO easy and produces great and tasty results. I couldn't believe how much easier and tastier it was vs. another recipe for BBQ gluten I have tried. It is nice and tender and the flavor is awesome. Thank you for posting it!