♥ Paprika rubbed ribz

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Here’s a yummy recipe for all you seitan worshipers out there!
Sweet and tangy, juicy and tender. Paprika rubbed ribz… the McRib can McF*ck off! 😉

Paprika rubbed ribz
Ingredients (makes around 8 ribz)


  • 3 x cups of veg stock
  • 3 x tsp liquid aminos / soy sauce
  • 4 x garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 x tbsp. veg oil
  • 3 ½  x cups vital wheat gluten
  • ½ x cups nutritional yeast
  • 3 x tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 x tsp black pepper
  • 2 x tsp ground cumin
  • ½ x onion (sliced)

Paprika rub:

  • 4 x tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 x tbsp. paprika
  • 1 x tsp salt
  • 2 x tsp black pepper
  • ½ x tsp chilli powder
  • 1 x tsp garlic powder
  • 1 x tsp onion granules


  1. Prepare the seitan – Whisk together the veg stock, liquid aminos, veg oil, onion and garlic.
    Fold in the flour, yeast, paprika, pepper and cumin until a dough is formed.
  2. Knead for 10 minutes or longer – the dough should become tough and springy.
  3. Cut into 8 equal parts.
  4. Roll out each bit and use the handle of a spoon/fork/knife to press out the shape of individual ribs. Be creative!
  5. Wrap each rack loosely in foil and put into a steamer. Steam for 45 mins – 1 hr.
  6. In the meantime prepare the rub – In a bowl, thoroughly mix the sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, chilli powder, garlic powder and onion granules. Simple!
  7. Take the ribs out of the steamer and allow to cool until warm but handle-able. Rub in the rub onto both sides. The heat from the ribs should cause the sugar to dissolve slightly, making the rub stick to the surface.
  8. BBQ for 5 minutes on each side, or grill for 3 minutes on each side. Enjoy on their own or on a roll with some salad and BBQ sauce.

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2 thoughts on “♥ Paprika rubbed ribz

  1. I sense the time for my first venture into seitan’s realm is imminent! Do you have a particular brand of vital wheat gluten that you use, and where do you tend to buy yours?

    • Hello! ♥ I tend to buy from Amazon or RealFoods.co.uk
      Or, if I’m in Manchester I’ll buy from VRevolution (and grab a burger whilst I’m at it!)
      Bob’s Red Mill is a famous brand although I’ve never noticed a difference in the different brands I’ve bought.
      Or, you can even make your own starting from a bag of “normal” flour! https://eatingrules.com/how-to-make-seitan/

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