There are so many ways to make mock meat when following a plant-based diet. Take seitan, for instance, a mock meat that’s made from vital wheat gluten. It’s fairly simple to make and you can make it taste like chicken, steak, even taco meat! The options are endless. To get you started, we’ve rounded up our favorite seitan Recipes! If you’re looking for these and more, check out our Food Monster App.

1. Spicy Chorizo

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Yes, it sounds a bit like we’re showing off, but in all seriousness, this chorizo is award winning. And you wouldn’t want to miss out on an award-winning vegan chorizo, would you? This Spicy Chorizo from VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook, Nadine Horn and Jörg May will have you drooling as you make it, and wanting to eat the whole batch when it’s done.

2. Stuffed Seitan Roast

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Just because it’s vegan it doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste amazing! Josephine Watmore‘s Stuffed Seitan Roast can be made in the morning and left to cool before things get too hectic. Then just slice off the portions you need for dinner and reheat for 10 minutes until hot all the way through just before serving. This way, it frees up space in the oven and makes preparing dinner more relaxed and less

3. Italian Sausage on a Baguette

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This savory Italian Sausage on a Baguette from Lori Hirsch Stokoe uses white beans for an extra dose of protein, and this recipe provides a well-rounded meal and flavor. If you get flashbacks from eating your favorite deep dish pizza, don’t worry, it’s normal. This recipe takes that deep dish flavor, puts it in a baguette, and leaves it to you to enjoy!

4. Sweet Potato Seitan Burger with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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This Sweet Potato Seitan Burger with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce combines sweet potato and seitan to bring you the ultimate veggie burger, topped with a refreshing cucumber yogurt sauce! You won’t be able to put it down, trust us. True Foods Blog definitely knows how to deliver a fresh recipe packed with flavor.

5. Seitan Parmesan

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Meat-free chicken parm? Yes, please! This Seitan Parmesan from Melanie Sorrentino tastes just like the old classic, right down to the savory flavor and meaty texture. Serve it on top of your favorite pasta, tomato sauce, and plenty of melty vegan cheese.

6. Barbecue Baked Seitan Strips

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Considering how incredibly flavor absorbent seitan is, it’s no surprise that baking it in the oven with BBQ sauce already slathered all over it would yield delicious results. In this Barbecue Baked Seitan Strips from Josephine Watmore, seitan is made from scratch and then doused in a savory BBQ marinade. Add this seitan to tacos for a zesty Mexican dish, to wraps with vegan mayo, or on top of your favorite salad.

7. Sage and Onion Seitan Roast

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Seitan is a plant-based meat made from vital wheat gluten, but this recipe from Becca Pusey adds something unique…beans! White beans add a texture to this Sage and Onion Seitan Roast that’s incomparable to anything else. The end result is a meaty, chewy roast with a crispy crust and sage and onion flavor throughout.

8. 10-Minute Seitan ‘Beef’ and Broccoli

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This is a quick, easy version of the classic Chinese dish, beef and broccoli. The slightly spicey, sweet sauce coats the tender broccoli and the sautéed seitan and the whole thing is topped with fresh green onions and sesame seeds. You’ll never have to order delivery again with this 10-Minute Seitan ‘Beef’ and Broccoli from Kristen Genton!

9. Bangers and Mash

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While reaching for a package of plant-based sausage is easy enough, making this yourself is great! Yes, they require some effort, however, the result is highly rewarding. You’ll just need to let them sit overnight in the fridge so plan accordingly. You can make different sizes for hot dogs or breakfast sausages for these Bangers and Mash. Shape them longer and skinnier for hotdogs and grill or pan-fry them in BBQ sauce. For breakfast sausages, Hot for Food suggests making small patties or smaller sausage links and panfry them in a light coating of maple syrup.

10. Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Seitan

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Sweet and smokey meets the ever-versatile seitan in this delicious Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Seitan dish. Bottled barbecue sauce will work just as well as the do-it-yourself option mentioned in Step 5 of this recipe; as always, if you do opt for store-bought, I Love My Instant Pot: Vegan Recipes reminds to double check that it’s vegan — most brands are vegan-friendly, but in the ones that aren’t, honey is usually the disqualifying additive.

11. Seitan Tacos al Pastor

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Get ready for the best taco (Tues)day ever with this meaty, plant-based Seitan Tacos al Pastor from Travis Piper! Seitan is marinated in a spicy, tangy, and savory blend of pineapple, onion, and spices and then grilled until crispy around the edges. Serve on corn tortillas with plenty of guac, pico, and fresh cilantro!

12. Seitan Pita Pockets with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

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Stuff all the yummy veggies inside the pocket, and you my friend, have yourself a light and healthy dinner! Keep in mind, that you can use virtually anything for these Seitan Pita Pockets With Vegan Tzatziki Sauce. The possibilities with this recipe from Jamie Brevi are endless, and the tzatziki sauce is absolutely delightful.

13. Seitan Pot Roast

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This isn’t exactly like a traditional meat pot roast your mom would have prepared for dinner, but if you make this plant-based version for her, she’ll probably beg you for Dawn KrissSeitan Pot Roast! Who wouldn’t want to know all the secrets to preparing tender homemade seitan in a lip-smacking vegetable stew? Plus, the pot roast is made in a slow cooker, so you can just throw everything in, go about your day, and come home to a warm, comforting meal.

14. Braised Seitan Short Ribs in Spicy Chili Sauce

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After braising in the spicy chili sauce, these seitan short ribs will be tender to the point of almost falling apart. Serve them over mashed potatoes for a smooth and creamy base. This Braised Seitan Short Ribs in Spicy Chili Sauce from Rhea Parsons are so comforting, warm, and satisfying.

15. ‘Tastes Like Chicken’ Seitan

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This Tastes Like Chicken’ Seitan by Steven Seighman that replicates chicken to top off any meal! This savory, protein-packed seitan bake is perfect for parties and get-togethers.

If you’re a fan of seitan, check out this list of 15 Different Ways to Make Seitan, a High-Protein Wheat Meat!

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