I’m getting more confident now of how to make seitan that is light and tasty, but that still can be sliced and fried to a slightly crisp golden brown, with the texture similar to that of fried bacon slices. Burritos normally have thinly sliced spiced beef or chicken as one of the components, so I thought some spicy seitan should be a good substitute for the meat, then together with the guacamole and re fried beans you have a substantial filling.
For 2 portions – all spoon measurements are level spoons
4 tablespoons wheat gluten powder
1 tablespoon chickpea flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Maggi vegetable stock powder
2 teaspoons garam masala spice
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground white pepper
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons vegetable stock plus 1 litre for poaching the seitan
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl
Add the olive oil and mix well.
Add the 3 tablespoons of stock and mix to a soft dough. If the dough feels too firm add a trickle more liquid.
Form the dough into a neat log shape.
Bring the stock to a simmer, put in the seitan and cook at barely a simmer for 40 minutes.
Remove the seitan from the stock and let cool before slicing. You can prepare the seitan up to this point in advance, the seitan will keep several days in the fridge.
When you are ready to assemble your burritos, follow my previous recipe for burritos with their filling of refried beans and guacamole. Slice and fry the seitan until golden and a bit crisp round the edges and add to the burritos. Roll them up and slather with sour cream or a vegan substitute, then drizzle with chilli sauce. Enjoy!