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Piece of vegan steak on a plate with broccoli and a baked sweet potato.

Vegan steak

Juicy and tender vegan steak. Made with seitan and super high in protein. Amazing chewy texture and perfectly seasoned. Looks just like the "real thing".
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: seitan, vegan steak
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Maria

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup brown or green lentils (or black, kidney or garbanzo beans)
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (or smoked paprika)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (or coconut oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • cups vital wheat gluten

For the marinade

For serving

  • steak sauce

Instructions

Blend wet ingredients

  • In a food processor, add all of the ingredients except the vital wheat gluten and beef marinade.
    ¾ cup brown or green lentils, 4 tablespoons tomato paste, ¼ cup nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, 2 tablespoons tahini, ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ cup vegetable broth

Make the dough

  • In a large bowl, add the vital wheat gluten flour, then dump in the wet mixture from the food processor. Knead it together until it forms a dough ball. Knead no more than 2 minutes. If it's too dry, add a little more vegetable broth.
    1¾ cups vital wheat gluten
  • Take the dough out of the bowl and spread and flatten it out on the counter with a rolling pin. Cut into 6 pieces. Flatten each piece by pounding it for a minute or so with a potato masher or rolling pin.

Steam

  • Add the steaks to a steamer basket and cover. Steam for 20 mintues. Check on them halfway through to make sure the water didn't run out. It's ok if they touch or overlap in the basket. No need to wrap them in aluminum foil, they come out just fine.

Marinate and grill

  • Once the steaks are done steaming, take them out and put them in a shallow dish. Pour over the beef marinade and try to get each piece well covered.
  • Add some coconut oil to a frying pan, if you're cooking indoors, on medium heat. Fry the steaks until each side is crispy. Brush on more marinade each time you flip it. This also goes great on an outdoor grill
    ½ cup beef marinade

Serve

  • Serve with some steak sauce like A1 or your favorite steak sauce. Tastes delicious with this!
    steak sauce

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Notes

If you can't find beef marinade at the store, brush on some coconut oil or olive oil onto the steaks, and sprinkle on some steak seasonings. 
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan steak
Amount per Serving
Calories
266
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
905
mg
39
%
Potassium
 
413
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
36
g
72
%
Vitamin A
 
136
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
76
mg
8
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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