- 2 cups vital wheat gluten
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well to evenly distribute the dry ingredients.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vegetable broth, tomato paste, maple syrup, soy sauce, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil until well combined.
3. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to come together.
4. Once the mixture forms a shaggy dough, transfer it to a clean work surface and knead for about 5 minutes until it becomes elastic and well combined.
5. Divide the dough into smaller portions and shape them into rib-like strips, roughly 4-5 inches long and 1 inch wide. Use your hands to mold and shape the strips, creating a rib-like texture.
6. Preheat your grill or barbecue to medium heat. If using a grill, lightly grease the grates to prevent sticking.
7. Place the seitan ribs directly on the grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking. Brush the ribs with the remaining glaze mixture during the cooking process to add flavor and moisture.
8. Once the seitan ribs are nicely browned and slightly charred, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
9. Serve the smoky maple-glazed seitan ribs as a centerpiece for your vegan barbecue feast, accompanied by your favorite sides, such as coleslaw, cornbread, or grilled vegetables.
Enjoy the smoky, savory, and tangy flavors of these vegan ribs that pay homage to the classic Southern barbecue, while adding a unique twist to satisfy even the most discerning palates!