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Seitan Mock Beef Stew

A rich, thick stew made with seitan and lots of good veggies. It's especially tasty served with hot French bread on a cold night.

Yield 6 servings

Time 50 minutes


◦2 T oil

◦1 pound seitan, cubed

◦2 c vegetable stock or water

◦1 large onion, chopped

◦2 cloves garlic, minced

◦2 bay leaves OR 1 t oregano

◦1 T soy sauce

◦½ c burgundy or other strong red wine

◦1 T maple syrup

◦dash pepper

◦dash paprika

◦dash allspice, cloves, or nutmeg

◦1 pound carrots, sliced

◦1 pound potatoes, cubed

◦1 stalk celery, sliced

◦1 T flour


- Heat the oil, add seitan, and sauté until nicely brown, stirring occasionally.

- Meanwhile, bring stock to a boil.

- Add remaining ingredients except flour. - Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are cooked, 20-30 minutes. Add more stock or water as needed. Remove bay leaves.

- Take a couple T of liquid from the stew and put into bowl. Whisk in the flour until dissolved, then add to stew. Cook another 3-4 minutes, until thickened.

- Stir in the seitan and serve. 

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