BBQ Seitan is so versatile, the possibilities are endless! You can put it on a sandwich or just have it as a side dish with brown rice or topped on a salad. Be sure to check out our short video for a little inspiration!
Preparation Time: 20 minutes (if you already have BBQ Sauce and prepared Seitan)
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 cups
2 cups Homemade Seitan, or 16 oz pre-packaged seitan, cut into cubes
1/2 chopped sweet onion
2 cups BBQ Sauce (see recipe below), or your favorite brand
Oil for sauteeing
Homeade BBQ Sauce
16 oz tomato sauce
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup molasses
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder (or granulated)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 tablespoon agave nectar
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup sweet chili sauce (optional)
Hot sauce to taste (optional for a spicy BBQ sauce)
Directions for Homemade BBQ Sauce
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer slowly for 45 minutes, stirring every 5 - 10 minutes to avoid burning. The sauce will darken during the cooking process. It can be used immediately or stored for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
DIRECTIONS FOR THE BBQ SEITAN
Step 1: Sauté the onions in a large pan or skillet until the onions are soft (about 2 min). Add the seitan.
Step 2: Add enough BBQ sauce to cover the seitan. Reduce the heat and let simmer about 5 - 7 min, stirring occasionally.
Step 3: After the seitan is tender and well marinated with the sauce, turn up the heat to "high" and quickly stir-fry the seitan. This will sear the sauce onto each piece and give it a more crispy texture and an authentic BBQ look.
Let the seitan cool. It is now ready to eat or add to a sandwich, wrap or salad!