FAUX BEEF STEW THAT'S DELICIOUS...
1 package store bought seitan
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 cup flour
salt and pepper
Break the seitan pieces apart and coat with the flour, salt and pepper mix. Brown in a large pot with the olive oil, but do not cook thoroughly. Set aside.
Scrub 3 carrots and cut into bite size pieces. Do the same with 3 potatoes. I do not peel these vegetables as the vitamins lie right beneath the skin. You do whatever pleases you. I generally use Idaho potatoes, but this time I used fingerling potatoes. I prefer the Idahos.
Put the carrots, potatoes, and 1 medium sliced onion atop the seitan. Add:
1 clove of minced garlic.
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. pepper
dash of cloves
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. sugar
In a separate bowl combine:
1 c. No Beef Broth (use veggie broth if your store doesn't carry the No Beef variety)
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. red wine (I used Burgundy)
Pour the liquid over the seitan/vegetables in the Dutch Oven. Give everything a stir to mix thoroughly and distribute the spices.
Cover the pot and bake at 350 degree oven for an hour.
I served this with a side salad and biscuits.
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