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Seitan Beef Stew

This vegan seitan beef stew recipe wants to be your favorite. I used a little bit of red wine, red miso, and a hint of soy sauce to bring the umami. If you don’t have red miso, substitute a vegetable or fake beef bouillon cube, instead. Just make sure to taste it at the end, and add more soy sauce, if needed.

This recipe serves 4. It doesn’t take long to cook on the stove. And it’s perfect for fall, winter, or any time you’re in the mood for a warm, hearty, easy seitan beef stew!

Whether you buy it or make your own, seitan is a great source of vegan protein.  One serving can boast up to 21 grams of protein!  Cost effective, versatile, and possessing a nice chewy texture, seitan is one of my favorite plant based proteins to cook with, and tastes awesome in this vegan beef stew.

Don’t miss other tasty UVK recipes, like Slow Cooker Seitan and Green Pea Stew, Seitan Steak Sandwich, Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Beef, Cowboy Skillet Pie or Slow Cooker Tempeh Sauerkraut Stew.

A special thank you goes out to Felicia Lim for featuring this recipe in the Parade article 35 Savory Seitan Recipes So Tasty You Won’t Even Miss the Meat 💚

Let’s go make some seitan stew!

Vegan Stew Seitan Beef
A delicious vegan seitan beef stew recipe with red wine, mushrooms and potatoes

Seitan Beef Stew

2 cups sweet onion chopped into big pieces

2 Tbsp olive oil

4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

½ tsp ground allspice

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp dried thyme

½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

½ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp ground coriander

2 bay leaves

8 ounce package of seitan chunks (OR ~1-1.5 cups seitan, cut into chunks – make your own from scratch)

¼ cup red wine

2 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms

1 cup celery chopped into big pieces

2 cups carrots chopped into big pieces

1 cup Yukon gold potatoes chopped in big pieces

3 cups water

1½ tsp red miso (OR 1 fake beef or vegetable bouillon cube)

¼ cup all-purpose flour + ½ cup water

1 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

1. First, you’ll need to sauté the aromatics for the vegan seitan beef stew. In a large, heavy pot or dutch oven, add olive oil, onion and a dash of salt over high heat.  When it starts to sizzle, turn down to medium-high and sauté for 2 minutes or until soft.

2. Add the garlic, allspice, cumin, cloves, thyme, crushed red pepper flakes, coriander, onion powder and bay leaves. Sauté a minute or two. Then, add the seitan to the stew pot. Sauté for 4 minutes over low heat.

Seitan Beef Recipe

3. Add the red wine and sliced mushrooms. Use a wooden spoon to scrape off the bits of onion and seitan that may have stuck to the bottom of the stew pot. Stirring around for ~3 minutes over high heat, allow the alcohol in the wine to burn off, and the mushrooms to sweat and cook down.

Beef Stew Vegetarian

4. Add celery, carrots, potatoes, 3 cups water and red miso.  Cover with a lid, bring the seitan stew to a boil, and then, lower to a simmer for ~20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender enough to enjoying eating.

5. In a coffee mug, mix ¼ cup all-purpose flour and ½ cup water with a fork until smooth. You should have a thick paste. Stir it into the simmering stew until the “gravy” thickens. Stir until well-incorporated. Add soy sauce to the pot, and then, taste the vegan seitan beef stew. Adjust seasonings, if needed (more soy sauce?). Serve.

Vegan Beef Stew Seitan
A hearty, delicious vegan seitan beef stew recipe

6 responses to “Seitan Beef Stew”

  1. Please provide an option to print the recipe – ingredients and instructions. It’s wasteful to be required to print the pictures too.

    • It does sound quite wasteful to print out all the pictures. That is a lot of ink and paper! UVK has added a “print” button at the bottom of every post. Thank you for your feedback 🙂

  2. This gets better and better each day. If possible cook this a day or two before you actually plan on serving the stew.

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