Seitan Cutlets


Some people have never tried seitan for a number of reason such as the term wheat meat sounds unappetizing. I am here telling everyone... ITS NOT GROSS! The first time I prepared this dish I was asked what "it" was by my boys and I simply said meat (passing on the word wheat)! Not a single person said it tasted funny, that the texture was weird or anything. Everyone liked the wheat meat and now I keep vital wheat gluten as a staple in my pantry for a quick, easy meal! Depending on how you season these, seitan can be used in a variety of ways. You could use seitan for tacos cut up or ground, cutlets, soups, breaded and fried or on sandwiches!

Here is a very basic recipe that makes 12 oz. You can make 4 medium cutlets or 6 small cutlets. I prefer making 8 since I have kids it makes portioning easier.


1 cup vital wheat gluten
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 warm water mixed with a heaping tsp of better than bouillon vegetable base


Place the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse so everything mixes well.  Add wet ingredients.  Blend until you have one large ball which is soft seitan dough.  Divide the dough into 6 cutlets. Wrap each cutlet loosely in foil and press it a down a bit to thin them out. Steam for 20 minutes. Your cutlets are now ready to eat or be used in a recipe!


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