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Vegan Seitan Corned Beef

This easy seitan corned beef recipe is the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe for Reuben sandwiches or corned beef and cabbage.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
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Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Linda & Alex
Cost: $6


  • Blender
  • Oven


  • 2 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon cloves
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup steamed beet See Note
  • 2 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce See Note
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or brown sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C)
  • In a small pan on medium heat, toast the 1 tablespoon onion powder, 2 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon allspice, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ⅛ teaspoon cloves until they release their oils and become fragrant. Approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Stir frequently.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the vital wheat gluten, the toasted spices, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1 teaspoon cracked pepper, and salt to taste until well combined.
  • In a blender, blend the 1 cup of water, ¼ cup steamed beet, 2 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, and 1 teaspoon maple syrup or brown sugar and blend until you can’t see any solid pieces of the beet.
  • Pour the beet mixture into the vital wheat gluten mixture and stir until well combined and it turns into a stretchy ball of dough.
  • On a flat surface, lightly floured with wheat gluten, knead the seitan for 6 minutes and roll it into a 8 to 10 inch (20-25 cm) log and wrap in a piece of parchment paper and then roll it up tight in aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack for 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes.


  • Wizard’s makes a vegan Worcestershire sauce, as well as a gluten-free version.
  • Annie’s also makes a vegan Worcestershire sauce.
  • The beet adds color, you can’t taste it, so feel free to leave it out if you want.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg
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