This is the Best Vegan Turkey Recipe! Moist, flavourful with the perfect chew. Serve for your holiday main course with gravy or sliced as deli meat for your favourite veggie sandwich.
Impress all your friends with this easy vegan turkey seitan recipe! You won’t believe the texture and flavour of this mock meat! It’s so much like turkey! (well as close as you can get anyway?) I’ll admit it took me awhile to perfect it, uhh like 6 times to be exact, haha. So let me just say I have a lot of meatless turkey loaf in my freezer for thanksgiving. Christmas and Easter, and of course for sandwiches and wraps.
This vegetarian turkey recipe is made using vital wheat gluten and chickpeas not tofu. So no guys this isn’t a Tofurky roast! Yes those Gardein Holiday turkey roasts are good, but I like the texture of this recipe better. It chews like turkey and the taste is awesome!
Oh and this makes the best hot open faced vegan turkey sandwiches!!?
Enjoy this Whole vegan turkey loaf with all the vegan fixings like: mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, mushroom gravy, stuffing, roasted veggies and Brussel sprouts, butternut squash, Mac and cheese, fresh buns, green salad and cranberry sauce! Yum!! You’ll be so happy and stuffed! And don’t forget some pumpkin cupcakes for dessert with some hot coffee or tea! What a meal plan!
What is Seitan?
Seitan is a vegan meat substitute made using vital wheat gluten. It is sometimes referred to as “wheat meat”
What is Vital Wheat Gluten?
Vital Wheat Gluten is made from wheat. It is made by washing the wheat flour with water until all the starch has been removed. And you are then left with the gluten which must be cooked before eaten.
How to make a Vegan Turkey:
Start by adding all the ingredients (except vital wheat gluten) to your food processor: chickpeas, water, bouillon, Braggs, seasonings, sesame oil and nutritional yeast. Process until smooth.
Pour the puree into a large mixing bowl, scraping out as much as possible with a spatula. Add in the vital wheat gluten. Mix by hand until combined. Then kneed the dough 10-15 times. Shape into a log.
Using a medium pot with a steamer insert. Place the turkey roll into the steamer part and fill the base of the pot with the veggie stock.
Cover with the lid and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce to a good simmer and cook for 1 hour. Baste after 30 minutes and add more veggie stock if necessary.
Once done remove the turkey loaf and cool on cutting board for 10 minutes. Slice thinly and serve. Or cool completely, refrigerate and slice as deli meat. Enjoy! For full recipe ingredients and instructions see recipe card below.
Ok let's make a Vegan Turkey Roast, it's:
got the perfect chew!
delicious with gravy
perfect sliced on a vegan deli meat sandwich!
easy to make
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you? feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
Want more Seitan recipes? Check these out!
- Vegan Burger (Best Grillable Vegan Burger Ever!)
- Vegetarian Salsbury Steak Meatloaf with mushroom gravy (Vegan) (Meatball Version)
This recipe was inspired from The Edgy Veg