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BBQ Seitan Steak

Homemade Barbeque Seitan Steak

Shana Thomas
This homemade barbeque seitan recipe is great for meat-eaters and non-meat eaters alike. Seitan which comes from wheat gluten mimics the texture of meat so well. Recently, I took a vegan cooking class at my local Wholefoods and had the best time. I learned so many tips and tricks for cooking. From DIY sauces to how to make homemade barbeque seitan.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 130 kcal


  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2-3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 garni bouquet (suggested herb mix - fresh parsley, thyme, rosemary)


  • Add wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder. Mix until well combined. Add ½ cup vegetable broth and tamari (or soy sauce). Mix until all the wheat gluten has been picked up by the liquids.
  • If it isn’t combining well, add 1 Tbsp of vegetable broth at a time until all of the dry ingredients have been picked up. Your dough will be elastic looking and string-like. This is good!
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes or so and shape into one or two logs. Place logs in a heavy-bottomed pan and cover with broth. Add garlic, onion and garni bouquet. Let simmer for 30-45 minutes until you get a nice firm texture. 
  • Allow seitan to cool in broth so you get a little more infused flavor. Then cut to your liking. You can cube it, slice it, shred it or grind it!
  • Eat as is or add it to your favorite recipes for a meaty texture. 


Keyword Seitan Steak