Chipotle Seitan “Sausages”

This is my entry for the iBuyBarbecues grill contest.  This recipe makes “faux” hot dogs from seitan, a dough made of wheat gluten.

Chipotle Seitan Sausages

    1 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten
    1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    2 tablespoons chipotle powder
    1 tablespoon kosher salt
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1/2 tablespoon black pepper
    1 tablespoon paprika
    1 1/2 cups cold water
    4 sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon oil from the sun dried tomatoes
    juice of 1 lime
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

In a Kitchenaide mixer, add all dry ingredients and mix with a fork.

Dry Ingredients in the Bowl

Then add the wet ingredients.

Knead on low for five minutes and then remove the resulting dough from the mixer.  Continue to knead by hand for another minute or two.

How Seitan Looks Out of the Mixer

Cut the dough into 8 pieces and roll by hand into hot dog shapes.

One piece of Seitan rolled.

Bake on a cookie sheet for 25 minutes and then take to a grill to finish.  Baste with ketchup or adobo sauce before serving in a bun and garnish the way you would any hot dog.

The Finished Product With Garnish

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