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Vegetarian Italian Sausage (Seitan)


I was out of Tofurkey Italian Sausage tonight and needed to substitute something else because I can't buy it. I had a cupboard full of Bob's Vital Wheat Gluten and some TVP, so I figured I'd try making it. When my hubby came home, he tried it and immediately said "Write it down! Write it down!" I guess he liked it!















¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ¾ cups gluten flour
vital wheat gluten
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons garlic
½ teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
(feel free to leave out if you don't like it spicy)
black pepper
a few dashes
1 teaspoon vinegar


Set large steaming pan on to boil, or get an electric steamer going.

In a large bowl, measure ½ cup TVP. Add ½ cup hot water, stir, and let sit for a couple minutes.

After it rests, stir in the other cup water, olive oil, tomato paste, "chicken" broth powder and nutritional yeast. Then add all of the spices. After everything is mixed, stir in the vital wheat gluten. Mix until everything pulls into a big spongy mass. Knead a bit more, like bread dough and then let rest for a few minutes.

Place "meat" on a cutting board. Evenly cut into 8 pieces. Roll into log shapes and wrap each one, tootsie roll style, in foil. Place in steamer and steam for 45 minutes. When finished, unwrap and enjoy! Cut up and put in spaghetti, or spaghetti squash casserole, or cover with pepper and onions and eat on a hot dog bun.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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what is tvp

almost 7 years ago

Chicken Broth Powder?? How much?

almost 5 years ago

United States

You're ingredient list doesn't match your instructions... no where is there "Chicken Broth Powder" or TVP in your ingredients list.......................

over 3 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12g (0.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3344% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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