This Easy High-Protein Vegan Steak is quite easy to make and can yay your non-vegan guests! Perfectly spiced and looking remarkably like the ‘real thing’ these vegan steaks are deliciously textured, super high in protein and heaps of fun to make!
You have probably heart of Seitan – it’s the vegan go-to of ‘meat’ like textures and tastes. Having a delicious steak like meal as a vegan, can be so fulfilling, because you know no animals were harmed in the process, and you still get the protein and textures like you would using a beef steak.
Vital Wheat Gluten is what makes seitan.
This steak is made purely from gluten – the protein of the wheat. Unfortunately if you are gluten-intolerant – you won’t be able to eat this vegan steak.
Saying that, if you can eat gluten, then you are in luck!
Anyway, let’s make some steaks, shall we?
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180g/1 /1/4 cups vital wheat gluten
3 tablespoons of pre-cooked puy lentils
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons of tomato purée
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1⁄2 tsp smoked salt
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1⁄2 teaspoon of black pepper
4 tablespoons of water
a splash of oil
FOR THE STEAK MARINADE:
1 teaspoon of thyme chopped
1 teaspoon of rosemary chopped
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1. First, make the steak. Add all the ingredients, apart from the water and oil, to the food processor and pulse to combine. Add the water and blitz, scraping down the sides as needed.
2. Tip the mixture on to a clean work surface, knead for a minute or two then bring it together into a tight ball Roll the mixture into a rough oblong shape and cut into 4 even slices. Flatten each slice with your hand so they’re roughly 1cm thick and steak- shaped (you can also use a rolling pin here) For a dryer texture press the steak as you would tofu – wrapping it in kitchen paper and placing a weight on top of it for 20 minutes, which will give a firmer texture.
3. Put a saucepan with water on medium heat and bring it to the boil. Lower the steaks into the pan of boiling salted water and simmer for 25 minutes. Take the steaks out of the pan, drain and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
4. Put the ingredients for the marinade into a large freezer bag. Put the steaks in the bag and roll them around in the marinade so they are well coated. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes.
5. When you’re ready to cook the steaks place a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add a splash of oil and let it get hot. Add the steaks and pour over any remaining marinade. Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side, basting the steaks with the oil in the pan as they cook. Remove when both sides are well browned, but the steak is still tender. Leave to rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
You can serve this Easy High-Protein Vegan Steak with whatever garnish you fancy, I opted for a salad and sweet potato chips!