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Bowl ofVegan Coq au Vin over mashed potatoes.
Vegan Coq au Vin
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

This vegan coq au vin is savory and delicious! A hearty meal that's super satisfying and perfect for special occasions.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 4
Calories: 421 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 16 ounces seitan (cut into large chunks)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh pearl onions, peeled
  • 2 cups sliced carrots (about 3 medium carrots)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups dry red wine
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Mashed potatoes, pasta or polenta, for serving
  1. Coat the bottom of a large nonstick skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add the mushrooms in an even layer. Cook them for about 10 minutes, flipping once, until browned and tender.

  3. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and transfer them to a plate.

  4. Add another dash of oil to the skillet if it seems dry, then add the seitan pieces. Cook them for about 6 minutes, flipping occasionally, until lightly browned.

  5. While the seitan and/or mushrooms cook, coat the bottom of a large pot with the remaining oil and place it over medium heat.

  6. Add the onion, pearl onions, and carrots. Sweat the veggies for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions soften up a bit.

  7. Stir in the garlic and flour. Continue stirring and cooking everything for about 1 minute, until the flour evenly coats the veggies and the garlic is very fragrant.

  8. Stir in the cooked mushrooms and seitan, along with the wine, brandy, broth, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, poultry seasoning, and liquid smoke.

  9. Bring the stew to a boil, lower the heat and let the stew simmer for about 30 minutes, until the sauce is thick and the veggies are tender.

  10. Remove the pot from heat and season the stew with salt and pepper to taste.

  11. Serve over mashed potatoes, pasta, or polenta.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Coq au Vin
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups (¼ of recipe))
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.5g19%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Sodium 816mg34%
Potassium 720mg21%
Carbohydrates 23.8g8%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 7.1g8%
Protein 31.5g63%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.