- Bake in oven for 20 minutes uncovered.
- Remove from oven, with a basting brush apply BBQ-Sauce**
- Return to oven for approx. 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, flip seitan and apply BBQ-Sauce.
- Return to oven for approx. 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool.
STEP TWO: MARINADE
After the seitan has cooled, take two big forks and pull/shred the seitan into little pieces. A combination of bigger pieces with stringy smaller ones is perfect.
In a lidded container mix up the marinade (add a little of each, for spicy sauce add more hot sauce, for sweeter sauce add more maple syrup, for tangy sauce add more BBQ-Sauce):
Mesquite Spice Blend (or BBQ blend spices)
Organic Blue Agave (optional)***
Then add the seitan and mix thoroughly so that the seitan is perfectly covered with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate. Shake up the seitan and marinade once in a while. If possible, marinade for at least 24 hours.
STEP THREE: COOKING PULLED-SEITAN
In a frying pan saute in olive oil:
~1 large purple onion or sweet onion (chopped into small pieces)
Once the onion is soft add:
~1 large spoonful of crushed garlic
~1 large or 2 small red bell peppers (chopped into small pieces)
~The marinated seitan
Cook until thoroughly hot.
In a mixing bowl combine the following (add a little of each, for spicy sauce add more hot sauce, for sweeter sauce add more maple syrup, for tangy sauce add more BBQ-Sauce and ketchup):
Tamari or Soy Sauce
Organic Blue Agave (optional)
Water (one cup or more, depending on how saucy you want it)
Gravy thickener (add enough for the amount of water added)
Ground Black Pepper
In a medium sized crock-pot scoop in the seitan mixture, then add the liquid, then another layer of the mixture and more liquid. Repeat until all the contents are in the crock-pot. Cook on low heat for a few hours. ~~~~If you don't have a crock-pot then simmer in large saucepan on low heat for an hour or so.
STEP FOUR: EAT
Serve over brown rice. Collard greens makes a good side dish.
*I typically use Bob's Red Mill's vital wheat gluten, but you can also buy this in bulk at places like WinCo and it is WAY cheaper.
**I love Trader Joe's Kansas City BBQ sauce. It has a great taste and it doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup.
***Agave syrup can add sweetness to nearly any recipe and is a good substitute for honey. I get it at Trader Joe's and it's pretty cheap.
****I love Trader Joe's Organic Ketchup. It has only a few ingredients and doesn't contain any high fructose corn syrup.
*****Costco has killer deals on spices. I got a great blend of organic mesquite spices and it was super huge and cheap.