Mouth Watering Seitan Steak!
Vegan Food For Meateaters (S01 E05)
In Vegan Food for Meat Eaters, host Rose Alvarez prepares flavorful vegan versions of all your favorite meat eater foods! You won’t find any bland vegan meals here! From flavorful seitan steaks to delicious deserts, Rose shows us how to deliver sweet and savory vegan foods that will surprise and satisfy all the carnivores in your life.
ROSE ALVAREZ: “Vegan steak.”
Those two words would bring a tear to some people’s eyes. And I totally get it, because I was a huge steak eater myself, which is why I came up with this carnivore-pleasing vegan steak recipe that would blow your mind.
I’m Rose and you’re watching “Vegan Food for Meat Eaters” on GuruHub.
Today’s social media comment comes from @katgoesveg, on instagram, who writes, “These things are so flavorful and the texture is so good (no chewy Seitan here)”
That’s awesome. This is my most made, most shared recipe on social media where meat eaters and vegans alike claim to love it so of course i had to share it with you guys.
That’s what we’re making today and let’s get cooking.
We’re going to start by making our base. The base for our vegan steak starts off with some vegetable broth, some white beans. I’m using great northern beans but any white beans will do, white beans because they’re a bit more mild in flavor. We’re also going to be adding in some nutritional yeast.
Our spices: we have garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. We’re also going to add some tomato paste.
Here we have our vital wheat gluten. This is what’s going to give it the, like, actual steak texture. And we’re going to be pouring in our liquid based mixture. Mix this up.
If your dough looks a little dry you can sprinkle on just a little bit of water or vegetable stock, just to give it a little bit more moisture. Then just continue to knead.
So our dough has been cut into four equal pieces and each one of these pieces gonna give you one steak. I’m actually gonna be cooking up through those who show you now and the other two I’m actually going to freeze for a later time. You basically want this to be about a fourth of an inch in thickness.
So the next step is to put these guys to steam. We’re going to just put these on a little steam rack and we’re gonna steam these for forty five minutes. You don’t want them touching the water and you just make sure like halfway through check your water make sure hasn’t evaporated. I like to leave it slightly ajar so it doesn’t like bubble over.
So it’s been forty five minutes and this has finished steaming and what we’re gonna do next — here I have some marinade which I’ve already mixed together. What we’re gonna do is I’m gonna take our steaks here and I’m gonna place him into a zip bag. I’m just pouring that all in (while I’m making a mess here) and then I’m just gonna let this marinade in our zip bag for twenty minutes to forty five minutes. So twenty being the least and forty five being the most.
We’re gonna cook these the way we would cook any old steak, like any regular steak. So I’m just adding them in there and I’m pretty much just browning them. You want to keep your heat at about a medium. You don’t want to burn these, because this does tend to burn a little quickly.
I’m also tossing on some garlic, tossing in some garlic there, and then also adding in some sprigs of thyme.
Then once it browns on one side we’re gonna flip it. Then once it browns on the second side it’s complete.
All right guys it’s time for the taste test cam, and we’re here with the kids. This is Jaden. That is Mia. Here you go, Jaden. Give it a try let me know you guys think.
JADEN: This tastes like regular steak!
ROSE: Do you remember what steak taste like?
JADEN: Kind of. Yeah.
ROSE: Oh that’s right we need a real meter here to give it a try.
All right so now we have a real meat eater here to give it a try. This is Chris, my husband. Go ahead give it a try. Let us know what you think.
CHRIS: Let’s do this.
ROSE: Vegetarians and vegans like it. Let’s see the real the real guy here. This is the real test.
You like it? I know he loves it. Do you like it?
CHRIS: I love it. Not bad at all. This is with the seitan?
ROSE: Thumbs up everybody? Or thumbs down?
Thank you so much for watching. Don’t forget to reach out on social media using the hashtag #guruhub with your questions because your question just might be answered in the next episode of “Vegan Food for Meat Eaters” here on GuruHub.
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1/2 cup white beans
1 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten flour
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp paprika
1 1/2 garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp agave
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
oil for frying
4 tbsp oil for frying
3 tbsp non dairy butter
8-10 sprigs of thyme
6 cloves of garlic, smashed but not peeled
In a blender, mix all seitan ingredients EXCEPT vital wheat gluten flour until all combined.
Mix together in a mixing bowl with vital wheat gluten flour and knead for 3-4 minutes. If dough is sticky add a touch more flour, if dough is to dry add a touch of vegetable stock.
Once the dough has been kneaded, divide it into 4 equal pieces.
Take each piece of seitan dough and roll it out, until it resembles a thin (approx. 1/4″) steak. Steam the steaks for 45 minutes.
For the marinade, mix all marinade ingredients in a small bowl, until all the ingredients are combined. Add the marinade into a ziploc bag and add in the steaks and allow the steaks to marinade for at least 1 hour.
Add in oil and non dairy butter, into a pan or cast iron skillet. Place heat on medium and add in the steaks and place garlic into the pan and thyme on top of steaks. Cook two at a time.
Using a spoon, scoop the butter and oil and pour it on top of the steaks while they brown, for juiciness. Flip the steak when it takes on some color but NOT BURN. Do the same on other side.
Remove from heat garnish with a little cracked pepper, vegan butter, and a spring of tyhme. Great sides with this vegan steak is green veggies and roasted potatoes. Serve up and ENJOY!