BBQ ‘Ribs’ to Die For (That No One Had to Die For)

3.5 (17 reviews)

BBQ ‘Ribs’ to Die For (That No One Had to Die For)



  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini or nut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 cup your favorite vegan barbecue sauce (try Annie’s Original or Smokey Maple BBQ sauces)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 8-inch-by-8-inch baking dish with oil.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the water, tahini, soy sauce, and liquid smoke in a separate bowl. Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and knead for 1 minute.
  • Spoon into a baking dish and spread flat, filling the pan evenly. Cut into 12 to 16 even strips. Put in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Baking option: Remove and brush the top, sides, and bottoms of the seitan with a layer of barbecue sauce. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, making sure that the sauce doesn’t burn or blacken. Remove from the oven and re-cut or pull apart the individual seitan pieces to serve.
  • Grilling option: Pour the barbecue sauce evenly over the strips. Using a large spatula, place the seitan pieces on the grill. Grill for approximately 8 minutes, browning each side and adding more sauce as you turn and cook. Remove from the grill and re-cut or pull apart to serve.

Makes 4 servings

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Rated 3.5/5 based on 17 reviews

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