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Seitan Irish Stew

September 1, 2011, 11:09 am

From Vegetarian Times
Serves 4

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 tablespoons flour
8 oz. seitan, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 slices smoky tempeh bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large potato, peeled and diced
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and carrot, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes more. Add seitan, tempeh bacon, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf and cook 2 minutes.

Add vegetable broth, butternut squash, and potatoes, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf and season with salt and pepper.

Seitan is a food made from the gluten of wheat. It is made by washing wheat flour dough with water until all the starch dissolves, leaving insoluble gluten as an elastic mass which is then cooked before being eaten.