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Easy vegan grilled seitan in barbecue sauce


Easy vegan grilled seitan in barbecue sauce

Use prepared seitan and store-bought barbecue sauce to make one of the easiest (and tastiest!) grilled vegetarian and vegan recipes ever: grilled seitan in barbecue sauce. Here's how.

Need more ideas? See this complete list of vegetarian barbecue recipes to try, including more vegetarian and vegan grilled seitan ideas.


  • 8 ounces prepared seitan, sliced thin, or chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (see note)
  • 4-5 bamboo skewers (optional)
  • water for soaking


Soak bamboo skewers in water to prevent burning.

Place seitan in a zip-lock sealable bag or in a shallow pan and coat well with barbecue sauce. Allow to marinate for at least one hour; longer is better.

Pre-heat grill to medium high. Place seitan chunks on pre-soaked bamboo skewers and baste well with extra sauce. (Depending on your grill, seitan can also be placed directly on well-greased grates.) Grill for 8-10 minutes or until lightly charred, basting occasionally with extra barbecue sauce.

Eat your barbecued seitan right off the stick, or, slice leftovers thinly and make sandwiches. Enjoy!

Note: For this recipe, the flavor comes mostly from the barbecue sauce, so it's highly recommended that you use a good quality sauce. Choose a barbecue sauce without cheap added fillers (such as high-fructose corn syrup), or experiment with various gourmet and ethnic barbecue sauces.

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