Seitan BBQ Sandwiches


Enjoy classic BBQ flavor with filling vegan seitan, or wheat meat. The sliced seitan needs time in a hot pan to turn brown and crispy; let it sear before coating it with the tangy ketchup mixture for the best texture. A side of sweet potato chips makes the perfect pairing for a fast weeknight meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 sandwiches


  • ¼ cup no-salt-added ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ½ cups very thinly sliced cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package seitan, sliced

  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • 8 pickles


  1. Whisk ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, garlic powder and pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Mix cabbage and mayonnaise in a medium bowl.

  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add seitan and cook until browned, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the ketchup mixture. Cook until bubbly and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Divide the seitan mixture evenly among the buns. Top with the cabbage mixture and pickles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
11g Fat
38g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 7g 14%
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 46IU 1%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 26mcg 7%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 48mg 11%
Potassium 282mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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