Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms

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This Vegan Mongolian Seitan dish is made with the produce from LoveSeitan, who was kind to send me a gift bundle to try their products. This dish is made from Seitan, served with a side dish of classic rice, lots of delicious seasoning, and veggies and topped with an incredible sauce to blend all of the flavours.

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Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms
Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms

Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms

This Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms will change your mind about Seitan if you’re not yet a fan!

Since becoming a vegan, lots of my time have been spent searching for meat substitutes. One of my passions is to hunt for more environmentally friendly products and try new products on the market. So when I was kindly sent a gift from LoveSeitan, I was excited to see what dishes could come out of it.

Substitute meats made from wheat isn’t a new approach. But what is changing the game is how easily accessible LoveSeitan has made it for everyone to get high-quality and delicious Seitan (that doesn’t come in a questionable jar in the supermarkets)

What is further changing the game for Seitan is how close you can get to the texture, taste and look of meat once Seitan is cooked. It is a substitute for meat that is high in demand for a reason – the only downside is that it is not suitable for any of my gluten-free friends out there. But if you’re willing to try another way of getting in your proteins, Seitan could be the right choice for you.

For this dish, I’ve made a really simple yet filling dinner idea for you that I know you will like, and the best part is that it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. All you need is a block of Seitan, some veggies, a bunch of healthy spices (You know this is what I’m here for), and then you’ll have a tasty, satisfying and fulfilling protein-rich vegan meal.

So with no further explanation, let’s cook! Remember to share it and tag me to share you on either:

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What Is Seitan?

Seitan is made from gluten, the high protein you find in wheat that gives bread dough a stretchy texture. However, when the starch is removed from the dough, all you have left is gluten, and thereby you have Seitan. Seitan comes in various styles, for example, you can buy it from supermarkets in water-glass jars as slices, pieces, or as ground seitan like flour.

Is Seitan Nutritious?

Seitan is high in protein, so in that sense, it is yes. But Seitan doesn’t contain other essential amino acids you’d find in animal protein, so it isn’t recommended to solely depend on Seitan to get your proteins in. Gluten also has a hard time breaking down, so you’d do best to always pair Seitan with other protein sources like grains, beans and nuts.

Ingredients For Mongolian Seitan Dish

 
Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms
Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms

What Does Seitan Taste Like?

Seitan is very mild in flavour but can take on many flavours from different spices and ingredients. So you can make it as spicy, savoury, hot, or mild as you want it to be. However, some Seitan products already come with flavours (LoveSeitan has six different flavours to choose from), but if you’re going to “make it your own”, you can also go with the classic Seitan products.

How to Cook Seitan?

Whether you decide to buy Seitan products that are done-for-you, or you decide to make it yourself using wheat gluten, it always needs to be cooked or heated up with lots of moisture in one way or another. My go-to method is to cook it in a frying pan until crispy. However, you can also simmer it on a grill, deep-fry the seitan pieces or even steam them. But the most delicious method with the most success I’ve tried is just to heat it in a frying pan or wok.

Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms
Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms

Instructions For Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms

Cut seitan or whatever you’ve chosen to use into 1 inch thick pieces. Then add the salt and 3 tbsp of the cornflour to a mixing bowl and toss until all pieces are coated.

Onto a wok or a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil until hot. Add the seitan and fry until crispy, then remove onto some kitchen towel. 

Now add the garlic and ginger to the pan (make sure there is still oil in the pan) and fry for 30 seconds or so until fragrant. 

Add the five-spice and chilli flakes to the pan along with the mushrooms. Fry for a few minutes, and then add the whites of the spring onions. 

Mix the remaining 1 tbsp cornflour with 10ml water to make a slurry. 

Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, cornflour slurry and remaining water. Cook until the sauce looks thick and glossy. Then add the seitan to make sure everything is covered in the sauce. 

Serve immediately with some fragrant rice and fresh vegetables, then sprinkle over the sesame seeds and finely sliced spring onions. Enjoy!

How To Store Any Leftovers From This Recipe

This dish is best served straight away. But can also use for left-over lunch and will keep fresh in the fridge for a couple of days.

Why I Love This Recipe 

  • Vegan meat substitute!
  • High protein!
  • Highly adaptable flavours!
  • Tasty dinner idea!
  • Tender, tasty and with a bite!

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did creating, eating and sharing it.

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Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms

This Vegan Mongolian Seitan dish is made with the produce from LoveSeitan, who was kind to send me a gift bundle to try their products. This dish is made from Seitan, served with a side dish of classic rice, lots of delicious seasoning, and veggies and topped with an incredible sauce to blend all of the flavours.
5 from 1 vote
Author Vegan Boards
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 3 people
Course Main Course

Equipment

  • 1 Frying pan
  • 1 Bowl
  • Kitchen towel

Ingredients

  • 1 block Seitan (Other alternative: Tofu, Tempeh or fake chicken)
  • 1 punnet of beech mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 inches fresh ginger (grated)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 4 tbsp cornflour (separate and leave 1 tbsp for the sauce)
  • 100 ml light soy sauce
  • 30 ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice
  • 1 tsp dried chillis (crushed)
  • 4 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 spring onions (roughly chop whites and finely chop green parts)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Cut seitan or whatever you’ve chosen to use into 1 inch thick pieces. Then add the salt and 3 tbsp of the cornflour to a mixing bowl and toss until all pieces are coated.
  • Onto a wok or a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil until hot. Add the seitan and fry until crispy, then remove onto some kitchen towel. 
  • Now add the garlic and ginger to the pan (make sure there is still oil in the pan) and fry for 30 seconds or so until fragrant. 
  • Add the five-spice and chilli flakes to the pan along with the mushrooms. Fry for a few minutes, and then add the whites of the spring onions. 
  • Mix the remaining 1 tbsp cornflour with 10ml water to make a slurry. 
  • Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, cornflour slurry and remaining water. Cook until the sauce looks thick and glossy. Then add the seitan to make sure everything is covered in the sauce. 
  • Serve immediately with some fragrant rice and fresh vegetables, then sprinkle over the sesame seeds and finely sliced spring onions. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mongolian Seitan with Beech Mushrooms
Amount per Serving
Calories
226
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Sodium
 
2649
mg
115
%
Potassium
 
199
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
32
g
11
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
17
g
19
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
519
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
49
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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