Easy Vegan Grilled Seitan in Barbecue Sauce

Grilled seitan steaks
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 servings

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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  • 8 ounces seitan (prepared; sliced thin, or chopped into 1-inch chunks)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (see tip)

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. Pre-heat grill to medium high. Place seitan chunks on pre-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.