Spicy Seitan Sausages
This is my first vegetarian/vegan recipe that might scare you a little… but, it is a great alternative for meat.
Seitan, pronounced (say-tan) is often referred to as “wheat meat”. You can find this in your local health food store, but it’s cheaper to make. One bag of the gluten flour is around 5-6 bucks. And I’ve made huge batches of seitan out of this. I’d say at least 24 or more servings. If you buy seitan in the store it’s 4-6 bucks for one little package. Think of all the money you save!
You can also freeze it and pull out anytime for a quick dinner.
I eat it alone, add it to salads, shirataki noodles, pretty much anything for a protein source. 1/4 cup of gluten flour has 23 GRAMS OF PROTEIN! wowza
It’s simple to make, and after you put it in the pot, you can walk away and do what you have to do for an hour!
For this recipe you will need:
-1 cup of vital wheat gluten flour (I use Bob ‘s Red Mill brand- find me at any local grocery store)
-1 teaspoon of garlic salt
-1 teaspoon of onion powder
-1 teaspoon of chili powder
-1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
-1 teaspoon of ground cayenne red pepper (if you don’t have this you can omit, or add extra red pepper flakes)
-1 Tablespoon of paprika
-7 cups of water
First place all of your spices together in a medium to large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of water and let the spices soak for 5-10 minutes
The other 6 cups of water are going to go in a large pot. You need to bring this to a boil, but wait until are half way done rolling your seitan to start this!
Now add your 1 cup of gluten flour
This will come together fast once you start mixing. I usually use my hands instead of a spoon, but I tried to be semi-proper here 😉
Knead the dough in your hands for 5 minutes
Next, you are going to roll this into a log. Doesn’t have to be perfect! Just roll it out some
(Don’t let this weird looking food fool you!)
Then cut it into 10 equal pieces
Next you are going to roll out each piece into a sausage link
Now get your tinfoil ready. You will need 10 pieces to roll the seitan pieces. I took one piece of seitan and rolled it in tinfoil. Take the edges and twist them, like a piece of taffy!
You are going to add all 10 to a boiling pot of water. Drop them in for 5 minutes
After 5 minutes is up, turn the heat down to low or a simmer and cover. Cook for 1 hour
After 1 hour, remove the seitan from the pot and let it cool on the counter. It may take 15-20 minutes to cool before you can touch the tinfoil
When they are ready, unwrap, and serve!
ONE of these sausages has only 48 calories, less than 0.5 grams of fat, and 9.2 grams of protein! So eat these up!
Great on the side with some yummy egg whites, on a hotdog bun, in a salad, or alone for a quick protein pick me up!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,