overhead shot of gravy poured over vegan seitan steaks

Super Tender Vegan Steaks

These Tender Vegan Steaks are absolutely superb.  They freeze well for later use if you have any leftovers!  A special dinner and general crowd pleaser!
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gulten steak, seitan steak, vegan meat, vegan steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Refrigerator/Freezer Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 194kcal


Vegan Steak Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Onion about 1/2 med onion
  • 1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Wheat Germ
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Chicken Seasoning I use McKays, but other vegan bullion works as well
  • 1/2 Tbsp Yeast Flakes
  • 1/2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cup Gluten Flour

Boiling Broth Ingredients

  • 8 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Braggs Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder

Breading Meal Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup White Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornmeal
  • 1/8 tsp Salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Yeast Flakes


Tender Steak Prep (Step 1)

  • Blend all ingredients EXCEPT the Gluten Flour until smooth and then pour the liquid mixture over the gluten flour in a med size bowl.
  • Mix rapidly together; initially with a strong spoon and then maybe your hands. Knead/mix for 1-2 minutes.  (Over-kneading will toughen the gluten steaks.)
  • Roll into long roll 1 1/2 – 2 inches in diameter, wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight or in freezer for an hour.
  • When your seitan dough is chilled, prepare your broth and bring to a boil in a large lidded kettle:

Boiling Broth Instructions (Step 2)

  • Slice steaks 1/4-1/2 in thick.  Drop into boiling broth and simmer on low for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 and 1/2 hours with pot lid on.
    (Alternatively cook in electric pressure cooker on high 'manual setting' for 35 minutes.)
  • When done simmering, allow seitan steaks to cool a bit before trying to handle. Then bread and saute' or refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.

Breading and Sauté Instructions (Step 3)

  • Mix Breading ingredients into a small bowl.
  • Bread seitan steaks and sauté' both sides in several tablespoons of oil, until lightly browned on both sides.
  • Serve right away or place in a large serving dish to rewarm in the oven later.  Enjoy!



These vegan steaks can be frozen before or after breading and will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week or several months in the freezer.  
To keep them from sticking together, a reader suggested freezing spread out on a tray and placing in a bag or container together after freezing!  Thaw them out as needed!
Calories are estimated prior to sautéing process.


Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.1mg