Tuesday, September 11, 2012

vegan hot dogs?! praise seitan!

i am reallllly not sure where we got the original idea for this, 
but its been kind of a staple around here, 
its easy to adjust to your own personal tastes, and its yummmy.
so... here ya go... 

Seitan Hawt Doggies!


* one package of vital wheat gluten
* your favorite store bought or homemade vegetable broth
* spices to taste (i.e. mock ham flavoring works nicely... smoked paprika... whatever you would normally use to get a nice meaty flavor when you cook!  this is where you adjust things to your liking! if you have a heavily flavored stock, you prolly wont need to add anything! i personally like to add smoked paprika, garlic, onion and extra paprika to make it red-colored)
* nonstick aluminum foil or foil greased with oil-- cut them into rectangles that are a wee bit wider than you want your hot dogs to be and long enough to roll dough logs into!
* a crock pot or a big assed pot for the stovetop


* spice your stock to your taste and mix it with your vital wheat gluten. make sure you thoroughly mix it and have no dry spots! it will have a weird texture like spongy play-doh.
* take some of your gluten mixture and place it on the foil.. roll it up to make your preferred hot dog shape and thickness. twist the ends so it is sealed!
* cook the hot dog foil logs in your crock pot! make sure they are covered by water. cook for approx 2 hours (depends on your crock pot!) until firm and dog-like. if you are making them on the stove, same principal applies! cover them with water, bring to a boil, then simmer until cooked thoroughly.
* you can eat them as is or brown them on the stove (my personal preference)

p.s. sorry for the crappy pic!
my camera is broken and 
all i have is my phone right now!


  1. I need to try this. Top it with some vegan slaw :)

  2. I've never cooked with Seitan, but I really want to try this out. PS: Made badass Tofurky beer brats tonight! YEAAH

  3. this is great, thanks for posting this!