Chris’s Vegan Sandwich And Chicken-Fried Seitan Steaks With White Gravy

August 13, 2010 by Keri

If you’ve picked up anything about me from my blog, it’s probably that I love leftovers and hate letting food go to waste.  After a week of making recipes, my husband joked I should take the leftovers of everything I’d made the past couple days and turn it into a vegan sandwich for him.  And so I did.  When he came home for lunch, he saw this baby waiting for him on the table.

Vegan Sandwich Recipes

This glorious sandwich is homemade vegan bacon, kale, tomato, and chipotle dip used as a spread, all between two pieces of Italian garlic bread smothered in homemade vegan mozzarella.  Needless to say, he really enjoyed it.  And all those leftovers didn’t go to waste. Win/win!

Next week I’ll be sharing some dishes and recipes from Speed Vegan with you, as well as a couple of my own creations, so don’t worry; recipes aren’t forgotten!  Sharing recipes with you is my favorite part of blogging!  But today’s lunch was another test recipe from the upcoming Hearty Vegan, so no recipe to share quite yet. If it looks good though, don’t forget to browse VegWeb for similar recipes or create your own!

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

The dish is homemade breaded seitan, chicken-fried, and drenched in a creamy white gravy, and it was just amazing.  Not exactly health food, but my husband took a bite and said if he weren’t vegan already, this dish would convince him to go for it.  It was a wonderful diner-esque meal with that fabulous seitan bite to it- the very definition of comfort food.  And it was so filling neither of us have been hungry since we ate it at 1 pm!  For me, there’s a huge difference between store-bought packaged seitan and the homemade.  I really don’t like the flavor of the seitan I’ve purchased in the past, but homemade is delicious!

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

There were three seitan steaks left over, along with extra gravy, and when I was cleaning up, I mindlessly grabbed the gravy pot and tossed it towards the sink.  I realized my error before my fingers even left the handle, but it was too late; the pot had sunken into a larger one and begun to fill with soapy water.  What a bummer!  I guess I’ll just have to think of something else for the remaining three.  Perhaps a nice marinara to take the flavor in a different direction.

Happy Friday the 13th, by the way!  Are you superstitious?

What’s your ultimate vegan comfort food?

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  1. SporksorChopsticks says:

    I agree, I don’t like store bought seitan either. I always make my own… speaking of which… I have left-over seitan that I think I’m going to turn into a sandwich myself 😀

  2. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    hey sweetie behind on the posts but loved the vegan/wedding post and the ensuing comments.

    just wanted to say thx for all your love and support and that i hope you have a wonderful weekend w/ your fam!!


  3. Oh that does look comforting!