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Beefy Seitan Sandwich Slices (or, vegan corned beef)

Beefy Seitan Sandwich Slices (or, vegan corned beef) Posted on 25/11/2013Leave a comment
Ahoy, hello! My name is Jenny. I am a thirty-something human female from Manchester in the north of England. I enjoy rainy days and sad songs, custard donuts and salt & pepper chips and beer, lentil dhal and fried okra, X-Files and Twin Peaks, fierce fat heroines and mental health advocates, dogs and cats and otters and a very special beirdo. To paraphrase Sylvia Plath: "I blog because there is a voice within me that insists on writing lots of ridiculous chuff".

My vegan chums, 2013 has not been the year of the blog post. It has been the year of MADNESS! I dearly hope that life settles down a bit in 2014, and I can spend much time peacefully tinkering in the kitchen.

Lately I’ve been trying to save some pennies and remember to bring a packed lunch to work with me every day. The problem is that I miss a good ol’ fashioned sarnie somethin’ FIERCE. I decided to jolly well sort myself out and get to work with the many kilos of wheat gluten sitting in my cupboard.

I was muchos inspired by this Deli Slices recipe on the AMAZING Maple Spice blog, but I had to improvise a little with what else was lurking in the cupboards pre-payday, and mine turned out a bit less turkey and a bit more beefy, I guess.


  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tin black eyed beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp herbes de provence
  • 1.5 cups wheat gluten


I cheated and threw all ingredients aside from the wheat gluten in a food processor, and whizzed it all up. I then mixed in the wheat gluten flour to make a dough.

Shape the dough into a loaf, all ready to wrap in tin foil. I wrapped the loaf securely in tin foil and steamed for around 1.5 hours. You could try with a broth, or bake in the oven, but I’ve always preferred steaming seitan over using broth, and my oven is kaput!

Let the loaf cool fully before slicing; preferably leave in the fridge overnight.

As you can see, I cannot slice to save my life….

Slap the slices on a sarnie with some pickles and enjoy a good old fashioned packed lunch!

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