Hearty, delicious, and packed with protein, these satisfying vegan barbecue sandwiches are made with shredded seitan in place of beef! Perfect for summer cookouts and weeknight dinners.
Coarsely shred the seitan using a box grater or the shred blade of a food processor.
To make the sauce, stir the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, chili powder, and paprika together in a small bowl.
Coat the bottom of a medium skillet with oil and place it over medium high heat.
When the oil is hot, add the onion. Sauté the onion until softened and just beginning to brown, about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute more, until very fragrant.
Add the seitan and continue to sauté for about 5 minutes more, until it begins to brown and crisp in spots.
Stir in the sauce and ¼ cup of water.
Bring the sauce to a simmer and allow it to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. You can add more water if the sauce becomes too thick.
Remove the skillet from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stuff the seitan mixture into buns and top with toppings of choice. Serve.
Nutrition information does not include accompaniments.