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Are you looking for a recipe to make a delicious vegan roast beef? Thank you're in the right place!
This vegan roast beef is an absolute delight! Creating and perfectioning this recipe took me a lot of attempts and a lot of patience but it was totally worth it! This roast beef is juicy, tender, easy to make and requires only a handful of ingredients!
Before you jump into the kitchen to make it, I suggest you read this blog post carefully. The recipe is simple but there are some steps and tricks to take into account.
To make this plant-based roast beef all you need are some time and the following ingredients:
- vital wheat gluten
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- smoked paprika
- maple syrup (or agave syrup)
- tahini (or peanut butter/olive oil)
- white wine
- vegetable broth
- onion (optional)
- carrot (optional)
- garlic cloves (optional)
- vegetable oil for frying
Vital wheat gluten
One of the main ingredients to make this roast is vital wheat gluten.
As I already explained in this recipe, vital wheat gluten is a powder made of gluten and very little starch.
To make it, wheat flour is mixed with water in order to create a dough. The hydration of flour activates the gluten protein. The dough is then washed to remove everything but gluten which is then dried and ground back into a powder. This powder is what we call vital wheat gluten.
Vital wheat gluten is used in the plant based cuisine to make seitan, a meat substitute. That's because gluten has an elastic consistency similar to the one of meat.
Can I substitute vital wheat gluten?
There is no other ingredient that has the same properties and characteristics that vital wheat gluten has. Therefore it's not possible to substitute it in this recipe.
Is vital wheat gluten healthy?
As I explained in this recipe vital wheat gluten is nutritious and healthy (unless you are gluten intolerant).
Tools You'll Need For This Recipe
The recipe is super simple! To make it, however, you will need a food processor because the ingredients with which this roast beef is formed must be chopped very finely. In this way we will be able to form a compact and delicious roast!
Once the vegan roast beef is ready, we brush it with mustard (to add more flavour) and we brown it on all sides.
As soon as it's golden brown, we add the white wine and the vegetable stock and cook it for 90 minutes over low heat, with the lid of the pan half closed.
Once cooked, we brown it one more time on all sides in order to create a slightly crispy crust on the outside. Et voilà! Our roast beef is ready to be served!
How To Serve
We can serve this dish with baked potatoes, sautéed vegetables, mashed potatoes or even a risotto Milanese.
Also, I highly recommend blending the vegetables and cooking juices to create an absolutely delicious sauce, perfect to serve with our vegan seitan roast beef.
How to Store The Vegan Roast Beef
You can store it in the fridge or freezer:
- Fridge: Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 °C (340 °F) before serving.
- Freezer: Place in an airtight container or into a freezer bag and store for up to 1 month. Allow to thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating. Reheat in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 °C (340 °F) before serving.
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