So you want to make Vegan Ribs? I’m working on it. Ribs were probably my favorite meat food, followed by lamb, chicken and then roast beef. So going Vegan hasn’t been easy for this guy. But… I’m no quitter.
Make the Au Jus. In a sauce pan add the following.
- 1 1/2 Cup of water
- 1 Tbsp Meat Powder (see recipe below)
- 1 Tbsp Montreal Streak Spice
- 1 Can of Palm Hearts
Next we’ll combine dry ingredients.
- 1 Cup Vital Wheat Gluten
- 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Tsp Onion Powder
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Tapioca Starch
- 2 Tbsp Mushroom Powder
- 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp Tahini
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce
- 1 Tsp Liquid Smoke
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 3/4 Cup of the Au Jus
Add wet ingredients to the dry stuff and knead for about 2 minutes until all dry stuff is wet. Don’t over knead. Flatten out in a slightly oiled baking pan and top with your favorite BBQ Sauce, flip and top with more BBQ sauce.
Bake for 15 minutes then flip it. Bake for another fifteen then take it out. Let it sit out for 15 to 30 minutes to cool a little.
Oil a frying pan and set to Medium heat. Add more BBQ sauce to ribs and fry for 1-3 minutes each side.
- 3 Tbsp Mushroom Powder
- 1 Tsp Allspice
- 1 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 1/2 Tsp Onion Flakes
- 1 Tsp Paprika
- 1/2 Tsp Mustard Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Montreal Steak Spice
- 3 Tsp Instant Coffee
- 1/2 Tsp Powdered Cacao (chocolate)
- 3 Tsp Hemp seed
Add all ingredients in a coffee grinder and grind until smooth powder.
It’s not always easy making faux-food like pork ribs. They’ve got to be sweet, sticky, meaty and of course delicious.
Are these the best vegan ribs ever made… Maybe to some. But, I’m a very picky person when it comes to tasted and texture, and so I’m always working on it.
Like most of you out there, I have some of those carnivorous friends who “refuse” to eat anything vegan, that is until I point out that all fruits and vegetables are vegan and yes that does include their favorite “The French Fry”. I figure if I can get these folks to like my faux-food I’m one step closer to getting them to eat vegan at least once a week. (even if I have to make it.)
My goal is to get as close to the real things as possible and that’s not easy.
Look, good food is good food and it doesn’t have to be or taste like ribs or burgers or wings to be appetizing and enjoyable. But I do like the challenge and so here we are.
As with all recipes that contain Vital Wheat Gluten recipes, wait a day before eating it.
I would also strongly suggest serving it cold in a wrap, OMG it’s insane. When you heat it up it does kind of go a little soft and bready. That’s my pickiness coming out. Any how, give it a go and as always, take your time and enjoy the process. Cooking is not complicated it’s fun.
Keep in mind that a lot if not all of my cooking is made for me and Honey to enjoy and since she has a fair amount of food allergies it does put me at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to making stuff. But… that will not stop me from using all the tools at my disposal.
Love Chip and Honey Toodee!