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Vegan BBQ Seitan Sandwiches

Vegan Instant Pot BBQ Seitan

  • Author: Georgia @
  • Diet: Vegan


If you’re craving a yummy vegan BBQ sandwich this is a delicious make-it-at-home solution!


  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (the choice is up to you. We love Fat Tire brand)
  • 1/2 cup water plus


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together the barbecue sauce and the water.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and, using a spatula or spoon, combine them well. If the gluten is not readily moistened (depends on the thickness of the barbecue sauce), add an additional Tbs of water.
  4. Form into a ball and knead in your hands for about 2 minutes. The seitan will become firmer and a little elastic.
  5. Cut the seitan into desired size pieces (they will expand when cooked) and place in the instant pot.
  6. Add one cup of water to the seitan.
  7. Cook for 16 minutes, releasing the pressure seal when done.
  8. Add additional barbecue sauce as desired for serving.

Serving Suggestions

  • For sandwiches, we like to slice the seitan in thin strips (see photo above)
  • after cooking in the Instant Pot is done, it works very well to quickly cook the strips in a pan with extra sauce. The seitan absorbs a little more sauce and you gain some warmed sauce to add to your sandwich


Keywords: BBNQ, Barbecue, sandwiches, seitan, vegan bbq

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