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Vegan seitan steak with grill marks

Vegan Seitan Steak

Grilled homemade vegan seitan steaks are juicy, meaty and the perfect plant-based alternative to a meat-and-potatoes dinner.
Course Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan Seitan Steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 338kcal


  • Cuisinart Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel - Silver
  • YORLFE Silicone Baking Mat Set, 2 Pack Non-Stick Silicon Liner for Bake Pans & Rolling with Measurements, Heat Resistant Cookie Sheets for Macaroon/Pastry, 16" x 11.5", Brown)
  • Aroma Housewares 20 Cup Cooked (10 cDigital Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker, Food Steamer - Black
  • Stainless Steel Whisks
  • Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan With Assist Handle, 10.5 inch
  • Pyrex 2Piece Basics Value Pack 3 Quart Oblong Bake Dish, 2.2, Clear



  • cup vital wheat gluten
  • ¾ cup canned lentils drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard
  • tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • Roasted potatoes optional


  • Add all of the vegan seitan steak ingredients except the vital wheat gluten to a food processor and pulse to combine, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed until everything is well mixed.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl with the vital wheat gluten and knead together. It may be crumbly at first, but keep kneading it until it comes together into a tight ball. Cut the ball into four sections. Use your fingers to press each section about ½-inch thick.
  • In a pot with a steamer basket, bring one cup of water to a boil. Wrap the seitan dough loosely with aluminum foil and place in the steamer basket. Cover the pot and steam for 35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients. Remove the cooked steaks from the steamer, unwrap and coat them in the marinade for at least one hour and up to overnight.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. When hot, sear the steaks for a couple of minutes per side. Brush the steaks with leftover marinade while cooking to keep them juicy.
  • Serve the seitan steaks with roasted potatoes (optional), parsley, and tomatoes along with the remaining marinade.