BBQ Seitan Jackfruit Ribs

Yield: 3-4 servings

Vegan BBQ Ribs with Jackfruit and Seitan

The seitan gives these a firm, meaty texture, while the jackfruit makes these shred apart like ribs.

prep time: 25 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 25 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 (20 oz) can young green jackfruit in brine
  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup veggie broth
  • 1/4 cup tahini (or any nut/seed butter)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or aminos
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • salt, to taste

instructions

  1. Drain and rinse jackfruit. Steam or sauté in water for 10-15 minutes until very tender. Break apart jackfruit pieces with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Combine gluten, spices, and nutritional yeast. Toss in shredded jackfruit and combine.
  4. Combine veggie broth, tahini, Bragg's, and liquid smoke. Pour over gluten mixture and combine. Knead dough for a minute.
  5. Press dough into a lightly oiled 8" or 9" square pan. Optionally, cut desired number of ribs into the dough now to make them easier to pull apart later. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove seitan from oven and brush 1/3 cup barbecue sauce over the top. Flip seitan over and brush the remaining barbecue sauce on the other side.
  7. Return ribs to the oven and bake for another 25-30 minutes until seitan is completely firm. Brush with more bbq sauce if desired, and serve immediately.
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