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Simple Seitan Pepper "Steak"

What you need: 

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 to 1 1/2 pounds seitan, cut into strips (I use "faux beef" from La Dolce Vegan)
1 cup vegan "beef" broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green bell peppers, cut into 1" pieces
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup cold water
2 tomatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
3 to 4 cups hot cooked rice
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions and seitan, until the seitan starts to brown and the onions are tender and translucent.
2. Stir in broth, soy sauce and garlic; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add green bell peppers; cover and simmer 5 minutes, or until peppers are tender.
3. Blend corn starch and water, stir gradually into mixture. Cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boil; boil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and heat through. Season, to taste. Serve over rice.
Source of recipe: I asked my mother to send me her pepper steak recipe, as I always loved it. I hadn't had it in almost 15 years because I stopped eating meat, and decided it was finally time to veganize it. It tasted almost exactly the same!

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes*, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
Servings: 
4-6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Amazon sells vegan chicken and beef broth.  I subscribe to FakeMeats.com - got some Han broth - and it smells like the real thing :)

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I'm surprised I'm the only person that gave this recipe 5 stars. It's awesome and amizangly easy. I made my own seitan and used the broth from that (homemade of course) for the recipe. It was so bomb I made it twice

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I found McCormick's Gourmet All-Vegetable Bouillon Beef and Chicken styles at the Walmart in town here.You should look and see if you can find something there.
I really want to try this recupe. I never ate steak when I was an omni (I didn't like it), so I've never had traditional pepper steak. But I have never tried seitan, and would like to. This seems like the perfect recipe to give it a shot. I'll let ya know what I think when I make it :)

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Where do you get vegan "beef" broth?

I can actually find it at "normal" grocery stores most of the time. It's available in bouillon cubes from various companies, but Better Than Bouillon makes vegan chicken and beef style broths that are basically condensed pastes that you mix with water. Here's an example: http://www.amazon.com/Better-Than-Bouillon-Beef-Vegetarian/dp/B000N7YKQ0

Hope that helps!

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Where do you get vegan "beef" broth?

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