Vegan Grilled Seitan in Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Grilled seitan steaks
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
132 Calories
1g Fat
17g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 107mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Use prepared seitan and store-bought barbecue sauce to make one of the easiest (and tastiest) grilled vegetarian and vegan recipes ever: grilled seitan in barbecue sauce. And yes: it's as delicious as it looks. Here's how to impress your friends with a super-easy vegetarian and vegan grilled seitan in barbecue sauce.

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You will need bamboo or metal skewers for this recipe.


  • 8 ounces seitan, prepared, sliced thin or cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. First, be sure to soak your bamboo skewers in water to prevent burning.

  2. Place seitan in a zip-lock sealable bag or in a shallow pan and coat well with barbecue sauce. Allow to marinate for at least one hour; longer is better.

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Place seitan chunks on the soaked bamboo skewers and baste well with extra sauce. (Depending on your grill, seitan can also be placed directly on well-greased grates.) Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly charred, basting occasionally with extra barbecue sauce.

  4. Eat your barbecued seitan right off the stick, or, slice leftovers thinly and make sandwiches. Enjoy!


  • For this recipe, the flavor comes mostly from the barbecue sauce, so it's highly recommended that you use a good quality sauce. Choose one without cheap added fillers (such as high-fructose corn syrup), or experiment with various gourmet and unique-flavored varieties.