Super Simple Beef-Flavored Seitan

As promised, here’s a simple and quick recipe for beef-flavored seitan.

Mix it up and simmer for 45 minutes and it’s ready to use/marinate for any application like bac’n & JUST egg breakfast sandwiches, Reuben sandwiches, mongolian beef or ground up for Bolognese sauce.

Oh, and it costs pennies to make. Win, win.

Homemade Beef-Flavored Seitan

Nicole Kearsley
This easy, homemade Beef-Style Seitan is so meaty and hearty and delicious! And not to mention FAST! You can literally whip up a batch in under an hour and have it ready to use in all your favorite recipes.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Vegan
Servings 1 Loaf


  • 3/4 cup Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Garbanzo Bean Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Beef-Flavored Vegan Broth
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Vegan Worchestire Sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke


  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Combine wet ingredients then mix into dry ingredients. Mix until dough forms. Knead dough 3 minutes in a stand mixer using the dough hook on speed (alternately knead by hand). Form loaf.
  • Cover with a towel, let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Bring 6 cups water or beef flavored vegan broth to boil. Wrap loaf loosely in parchment paper with ends twisted and folded under. Gently boil seitan loaf for 25 minutes.
  • Unwrap loaf and return to a gentle boil for another 20 minutes.
  • Remove loaf and place in a container of cold water seasoned with 2 Tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos or soy sauce. Refrigerate.
  • Ready to use when completely cooled.


STORAGE: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
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