Vegan Seitan Ribs



  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter (I use almond butter)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 - 2 cups BBQ sauce


  1. Add all ingredients except for the BBQ  sauce in a food processor, and blend until a sort of  dough forms. Let the dough mix for about a minute.
  2. If you do not have a food processor, you can combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry,  combining until forming a dough. Kneed the dough for several minutes by hand.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Press dough into an 8x8 baking dish. Score the dough with a sharp knife, cutting only about halfway through the dough (don't cut to far, you want then to hold together through grilling.) 8 lines down, then one through the middle making 16 ribs. This will make it easy for them to pull apart after you grill them.
  5. Bake ribs for 25 minutes
  6. Remove ribs from oven, and let cool enough to handle.
  7. Baste ribs with BBQ sauce, then transfer to a heated grill.
  8. Grill on each side for about 5 minutes, adding more sauce while grilling. You just want to get a little char on them, and some nice grill marks before taking them off of the grill.
  9. Once done pull the ribs apart, and serve with extra BBQ sauce for dipping.

Serves 4.