Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Yummy beef flavored gluten roast made in the crock pot, using stuff I actually had on hand rather than the stuff I see in most recipes!
- 2 cups vital wheat gluten
- 1 (1 1/8 ounce) package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pinch cayenne
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (or liquid smoke)
- 1 1⁄4 cups cool water
- 4 cups vegetarian beef broth or 4 cups water plus 4 bouillon cubes
- Place roast ingredients in a bread machine on dough setting or in stand mixer with dough hooks.
- Mix on high for 15 minutes. You may need to scrape down occasionally in mixer.
- Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
- Prepare broth. DO NOT make it hot! If using bouillon cubes, crush them and just add to your water, it will mix as it cooks.
- Form roast into oval.
- Place in slow cooker, add broth.
- Set on low, for 8 hours.
- Turn halfway through.
- When done, remove and drain on paper towels.
- Serve immediately or place in sealed container or ziploc baggy with some leftover broth.
This was pretty good. I did not have the Lipton onion soup mix, but the other reviewers made me think that was ok, and it was. I used a vegetarian fake chicken bouillon and added some soy sauce and liquid smoke to give it a more beefy flavor. I would not serve this as a roast, as it still had that odd flavor that non-commercially bought seitan seems to have. I used the stand mixer with the dough hook, which was really inconvenient. The dough is so thick the mixer just kept pushing it to the sides of the bowl. I will knead by hand next time. I chopped into small pieces and added to a mushroom stroganoff. I will definitely make this again.
This was my first attempt at a seitan type dish and was pleasantly surprised. The flavor was quite strong and I think that next time I will just completely omit the onion soup mix. This was incredibly easy to put together and I used my bread machine to mix it.
This worked quite well, and it came out quite a bit like the commercial meat analogues. It was a bit strong for us, though. Maybe next time I'll cut down the onion soup mix a bit.