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    Vegan Pepperoni

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Mindelicious's Note:

    So the only way my husband agreed to go vegan was if I found a replacement pepperoni. The store bought ones are way too expensive so here is the winner!! This recipe is adapted from the Vegan Dad. This is spicy but if you like pepperoni then it shouldn't be too bad. You can freeze this as well. Put these on pizza, sandwiches, salads, in tofu scrambles, and on veggie burgers. **We have made our second batch and my husband thought we could go even spicer so we put in 8-10 dashes of Tabasco sauce...just like the store bought tabasco flavored ones (DH's favorite)!!** **Change: we have made these again using tahinin instead of olive oil & find it works out better.** **Also if you do not have a steamer or colander & pot you can bake for 1hour 15 minutes at 325deg.**

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    Serves: 6



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    1. 1
      Start the water in the steamer so it will be boiling when your ready. Finely mash the beans with a fork. Add the rest of the flavor ingredients and mix well.
    2. 2
      Roughly grind anise seed, peppercorns, and red pepper flakes with a mortar and pestle. Add into mixture. You can taste the flavor now and ensure it is how you like it - it is fairly concentrated at this stage so don't be alarmed. Add more spice if you prefer it spicer or more liquid smoke if need be.
    3. 3
      Add in wheat gluten and mix well with a fork. Divide dough into three equal portions. Shape each into a tube and wrap like a tootsie roll in heavy duty aluminum foil. Make sure to wrap it tightly by twisting the ends. Heavy duty foil is best to keep the pepperoni from bursting out of the wrapping when cooking (or just wrap a couple times with regular foil).
    4. 4
      Steam for 45 minutes Cool and slice. You can use as is or also fry them up a bit on each side to make a crispier pepperoni.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 30, 2010


      A tasty sub for the real thing. We enjoyed munching on a few slice while I was making the pizza and found the flavor and texture very pleasing, however the ones baked on the pizza were just a little dry although not bad. Enjoyed the combination of spice. Can't wait to try this in some other dishes. Made as written and liked how quickly and easily it came together. Also liked that it makes three and that they are freezable. Thanks so much for the post.

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    • on August 03, 2014


      The best recipe I've found for vegan pepperoni. I doubled the recipe because cans of beans have two cups and I hate wasting the half a can. The only extra ingredient I used was 2 tsp of Peri Peri seasoning which added extra bit (not kidding about that! :) ). I shaped the mixture into two big thick 'logs' and steamed them for 90 minutes. Delicious.<br/><br/>The only change I might make next time is to use crushed aniseed seeds rather than star anise as the latter can be a tad too strong.<br/><br/>Thanks for the recipe. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Vegan Pepperoni

    Serving Size: 1 (72 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 60.4
    Calories from Fat 24
    Total Fat 2.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 455.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 2.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    HP steak sauce

    red peppercorns

    green peppercorns

    vital wheat gluten

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