have you ever cooked with setain (pronounced say-ton) before? it's made from wheat, is soy free, and is one of the most delicious & 'meaty' plant proteins available. it's a favorite among my friends and family - vegans and meat eaters alike!
i haven't had pulled barbecue in years, but i remember it being a southern favorite of mine while growing up. when i had the idea of mimicking it using seitan, i all but ran to the store to stock up on ingredients. i like to use the 'prepper' seitan from no evil foods, but any regular seitan will work!
i made homemade buns from my favorite bread recipe and served the sandwiches with roasted potatoes and homemade vegan cole slaw. this meal had my family begging for seconds and immediately jumped to the top of our favorite southern summer recipes!
a note on sauce: my favorite barbecue always has a sweet and smoky flavor, but you can adapt this recipe to however you like yours! add more vinegar, spice or smoke until you get it just right.
- 12 oz Seitan
- 1 TBS Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup Barbecue Sauce
- 2 TBS ketchup
- 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
- 1 TBS Maple Syrup
- Shred the seitan. Either cut and pull it or run it through a food processer using the grater attachment (preferred method).
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute the seitan until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile make the sauce by whisking together the barbecue sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar & maple syrup.
- Toss with the seitan and serve on a homemade bun!