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Vegan steak

Vegan steak? Home-made? How on earth do you do that? That’s what we thought when we first heard about it. But just tried and even the first attempt was successful.
Can you make a steak from a bag of gluten, lentils and beets? That will be a lot of work and have no bite. Well, that went very well. And the taste is really delicious. This is definitely recommended for meat lovers who don’t want to miss their steak. But if you are vegetarian or vegan and you love delicious food, then this is definitely recommended. Animal friendly, cheap and fast.

Vegan steak

Until now, we occasionally used seitan that we bought in the store. Delicious! But then we saw a site somewhere that explained how to make seitan yourself. No sooner said than done. And to our surprise, we finished the seitan mixture in 15 minutes. Then, of course, let it rest, steam, marinate and bake, but that is virtually no work. And best of all: they freeze very well after steaming. So you can easily make about 10 at a time, save a few for dinner and freeze the rest.
Voorbereiding 15 minutes
Bereiding 40 minutes
Rusttijd 1 hour
Totale tijd 1 hour 55 minutes
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: seitan


Seitan steak

  • 100 g wheat gluten
  • 60 g lentils from a jar
  • 60 g of pureed beetroot (optional, if you don't use beet, add an extra 40 grams of lentils)
  • 30 ml tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onionpowder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 60 ml water

Marinade and baking

  • 3 table spoons salty soy sauce
  • pepper, salt
  • butter or oil


  • Puree the beetroot and lentils in a food processor.
  • Add all other ingredients and knead well. Within a few minutes a fairly juicy dough is formed. Let this dough rest for an hour in the fridge.
  • Now cut the dough into 4 pieces and press flat in the shape of a steak.
  • Steam or boil the seitan for 30 minutes. We used the steamer for this, but cooking also works fine. Do not let the water boil too hard, but rather let it simmer slowly.
  • After the seitan is cooked, you can choose whether to prepare all steaks immediately or to freeze part of it.
  • You can now marinate the steaks you are going to prepare. We used 3 tablespoons of ketjap asin, pepper and salt.
  • Now fry the marinated piece in hot butter or olive oil. Turn it over after a few minutes. The seitan is already cooked so it's all about coloring and heating the steak.
  • We ate these with fries and mayonnaise, delicious!
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