Hold the roast!

As promised in my last blog, I have here the world's best vegan pot roast recipe. This hunk of deliciousness is amazing, filling and seriously easy to make. After searching long and hard for the best homemade seitan recipe (and A LOT of trial and error), I think we're finally on the right track with this one!

Crock-pot Roast
(makes about six servings, best cooked in 6-8 quart crockpot)
2 cups vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 TB Italian seasoning
1 TB onion powder
1 TB garlic powder
2 TB ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup steak sauce
1 1/2 cups water
16 oz bag of frozen, chopped carrots
1 large onion chopped in medium-sized chunks
5-6 medium potatoes, chopped into quarter-size chunks (we used red-skinned, golden ones)
4 TBS minced garlic
1 15.5 oz can of veggie stock

Turn crockpot on low
Mix together wheat gluten, nutritional yeast and seasonings.
Add soy sauce, steak sauce, ketchup, 2 TBS of garlic and water.
Mix and knead for 2 minutes. The mixture should be slightly damp.
Form a roast-like loaf and place in crockpot.
Add chopped carrots, onion and potatoes around loaf. (We used a lot of veggies that they almost covered the roast, we like veggies, what can I say?)
Pour can of veggie broth over roast and veggies.
Top with 2 TBS garlic and Italian seasoning and onion powder to taste.
Cook it on low for 3 hours and then on high for 2 hours.
Eat and enjoy!
(P.S: It tastes even better the following day!)


  1. This roast is amazing! It is SO good the next day. I just had a sandwich with vegenaise and some sliced roast. Oh my gosh so good.

    Are you planning on posting the changes made to make this into the Easter ham? My husband wants to try that soooo bad.

    Love this blog, glad I found it! Thanks for some awesome recipes!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is in my crockpot as I type. So very excited!! Love your blog!

  3. Mine has been in the pot since noon and it's 12:40 now. Smells righteous and can't wait til I get home tonight to eat it. This make 2 in Oceanside today...

  4. I'm telling you guys, making your own seitan is so much easier than you ever thought it could be! We always feel bad when we buy the premade lunch meat from Tofurky now because of how easy it is to make this stuff AND how much it makes! :)

  5. Just starting vegan life to rescue my heart. sounds good and will try it sat. lll. keep ya posted

  6. I can't wait to make this! Looks right up my alley. Great blog!

  7. Do not expect this to replace meat. This is definitely a seitan and therefore one should expect it to have that wheat gluten flavor. I added a bit more salt and some Cashew/Almond butter (homemade) to the seitan mix and would probably add more next time, and possibly some sun dried tomato paste. The rest is a basic pot roast/stew recipe and so I adjusted to my own flavors. Thinly sliced, and after I used a hand mixer to thicken the sauce, it was a good meal. Thanks!

  8. I thought the pot roast was amazing! And contrary to the last comment, as I ate it, I thought, I will never desire roast beef again (only been a vegan for three weeks.) I had barbecue sauce on the side. Can't wait to try with a good vegan horseradish and gravy recipe.

  9. I have made this so many times. Amazing. Delicious. Better than beef!! THANK YOU!!!

  10. We love this and make it all the time! My toddler requests roast quite often. Do you think if I added mashed beans or tofu to the mix it would still cook up okay? I'm trying to make it a bit more tender (like turkey) for our thanksgiving gathering. Thanks!

  11. Can't wait to try this. Tom W. -->Mushroom gravy is wayyyyyyy delicous!

  12. We tried this last night, and the flavor was great! Do you have any tips for making it in a pressure cooker while maintaining the texture? We just got an Instant Pot and would love to be able to use it for this recipe. Thanks!

  13. After five hours of cooking, are the vegetables still solid?