Vegan Seitan Burrito

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A protein-packed vegan burrito that’s totally customizable! Fill it with rice, veggies, guacamole, hot sauce, and/or chips. The seitan is is the star; it’s Mexican-spiced and super simple to make!


2 cups vital wheat gluten
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. garlic powder
3 tsp. smoked paprika
2 tsp. dried oregano
3 tsp. chili powder
2 and 1/2 tsp. cumin
1+ tsp. salt
pepper, to taste
2 cups vegetable stock or water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
23 Tbsp. minced chipotle peppers from a can of chipotles in adobo*
2 Tbsp. adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo
big flour tortilla
hot sauce
avocado or guac
tortilla chips
black beans


  1. SEITAN: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grab a large bowl. Add your vital wheat gluten and seasonings, and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine your stock, oil, soy sauce, minced chipotles, and adobo sauce. Whisk to combine.
  4. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients, and mix with a wooden spoon. The mixture will look kind of curdled and it’ll be thick and stretchy, but keep stirring until you don’t see any more flour.
  5. Scoop your mixture onto a clean work surface, and knead it 10 times. Shape into a 8-inch log, and wrap tightly in two pieces of aluminum foil. Twist the ends and fold them up.
  6. Place your aluminum log on a baking sheet, and bake for 85-90 minutes, or until the log seems firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Once at room temperature, place in the fridge overnight.
  7. BURRITO: “Pull” some pieces off of your seitan log so you have some large chunks that have craggly edges. Place in a pan with some oil and sauté to warm through and caramelize, about 10 minutes.
  8. I like to pop my tortilla in the microwave under a damp paper towel for like…10 seconds just to warm it a bit. Optional, but recommended.
  9. Layer your desired burrito ingredients on top of your tortilla, and roll to wrap (bottom first, then the sides, then roll the whole thing over the un-rolled side). Dive in!


*2 Tbsp. if you tolerate spice, 3 if you love it.

Keywords: vegan seitan, seitan burrito, vegan mexican food

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