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.
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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