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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming…

So tonight I did a trial run of me cooking on UStream.tv.  I had a blast and I hope everyone else did.  Thanks to everyone, especially those who had to keep telling me to turn off the heat before I burnt the sauce.  Here’s the recording.

Here’s the video:

Anyway, here’s the recipe:

Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

To make the sauce, watch the video!  (Kidding…)

Bring the saucepan to medium heat.  Add the olive oil, the onions and a pinch of salt.  Cook the onions 6-8 minutes.

Add the brown sugar and the rice wine vinegar.  Stir until the brown sugar has melted and cook until vinegar is simmering.

Add the rest of the ingredients except the hot sauce and cook 10-15 minutes or until the sauce is thick.  Add the hot sauce and cook another 30 seconds.

Blend (not shown).


  1. I’ve spent the morning reading and from what I can see, the ratio of vinegar to brown sugar was WAY off.  Especially since we’re going to add peach puree to the finished product, do 1 part brown sugar to 2 parts vinegar.
  2. Feel free to experiment with other vinegars.

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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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Spicy Barbecue Seitan Wings

So last post, I talked about making my own seitan so that I could fry it up and make “buffalo wings.”

Here are the seitan wings I made:

Seitan "Buffalo" WingsIt’s kind of hard to see, but they turned out really well.  There was something about the light, moistness of the homemade seitan that turned into juicy wings (well cubes…I guess.)

It was very simple to do.  You can pretty much use any chicken wing recipe you want, but substitute my seitan recipe instead.

Or you can use the following recipe:

You will need:

To fry the seitan

  • 1 cup of All Purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion power
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 batch of seitan cut into boneless buffalo wing sized pieces
  • oil for frying

To make the barbecue sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce (I perfer Oklahoma Joe’s Night of the Living B-B-Q sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons of sriracha
  1. Make the barbecue sauce by mixing both ingredients in a bowl with a spoon. 
  2. Add all ingredients for frying except the seitan and the oil in a plastic bag and shake thoroughly to mix.
  3. Put the seitan pieces in the plastic bag a few at a time and shake to cover in the flour/spice mixture.  Shake off excess flour.  Remove from the bag and put aside to set.
  4. Bring the oil to temperature over high heat or in a fryer.  Test the oil by putting in a small piece of seitan.  Bubbles should form around the seitan.  If bubbles do not form, the oil is not hot enough.  Wait a few minutes and try again.
  5. When the oil is ready, add the seitan in small batches and fry until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes).
  6. Put the seitan on a cookie cooling rack and let the oil drip away.
  7. Once the seitan has cooled, put it into a plastic bowl with a lid or a plastic bag with the barbecue sauce.  Shake to cover.

Give it a try.  It’s a pretty unhealthy way to eat a pretty healthy food (seitan), but with football season here, you have to live a little bit!


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