Sweet and Sour Crock-Pot Seitan

Total Time
8hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs 30 mins

A very flavorful, simple to throw together meal. Makes the house smell amazing! This is based on a beef recipe we used to make all the time before going vegan. It is absolutely just as tasty with seitan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place seitan, carrots and onion in crockpot.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic clove, red pepper flakes and pineapple juice until sugar is dissolved. Pour into crockpot.
  3. Cook on low 8 hours.
  4. 30 minutes before serving, dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add to crockpot, along with bell peppers and pineapple chunks.
  5. Turn crockpot up to high, and cook for 30 minutes, until peppers are crisp-tender.
  6. Serve over rice.
Most Helpful

A friend at work gave me some seitan to try. I'm so glad I chose this recipe to try it out on. It's delicious. I didn't have time to use the crockpot so it was prepared on the stovetop. I cooked it for about an hour in total and the peppers were only cooked to the point where they still had a bit of crunch. The seitan has a surprisingly meaty texture. Thanks for sharing.

Dreamer in Ontario May 06, 2009

Super good! I served it over quinoa and it was really good. And the house DID smell fantastic!

catpanclub2 March 18, 2009

I followed the recipe and served over brown rice, but was disappointed with the results -- ours wound up more sweet and bitter than like the sweet and sour dishes you might get at a Chinese place. It was worth a try, but just wasn't what any of us had hoped for.

SAHS June 18, 2010