Chipotle Seitan: Dish 1 and Dish 2

Two great dishes made using that chipotle seitan recipe from Don’t Eat off the Sidewalk! Baking seitan in foil was a first for me and I liked the results. This recipe is quicker and easier than the ingredient list makes it look.

Chipotle Seitan Pasta with Tequila

1 red onion, diced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced finely
1/2 recipe (1 tube) chipotle seitan
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 – 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp thyme
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup tequila
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
juice from 1/2 lime
1/2 cup corn
1 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes (or crushed, whatever)
1 Tbsp nooch
salt and pepper

3/4 box small penne, cooked (or the pasta you happen to have on hand)
3/4 cup pasta water (or so)
toppers as desired (see below)

You can probably figure this out.. it’s a typical pasta saucy recipe so I’m going to keep it kinda brief. Really, this is the kind of dish you can make in your sleep. Saute the veggies in oil, add the seitan chunks, after a few minutes, add the garlic and other spices. Deglaze with the booze. Add the tomatoes, corn, nooch, balsamic and lime juice. Let cook a while then toss with pasta and some pasta water. Always do those spices to taste, of course.

We topped this with a dab of tofutti sour cream, some scallions, chopped tomatoes.. and this is the essential topper: some crunched up chips. They give it a really cool textural boost.

Now.. these are amazing! It makes 2 huge quesadillas. Serve them with lettuce, avocado salad, a little sour cream… yummy! Again, up the spices if you like it hot. I’m thinking it will make great party food.

Chipotle Seitan Quesadillas

1 Tbsp oil
1/2 onion, diced small
1/4 recipe chipotle seitan, shredded or cut thinly
1 red pepper, cut in thin strips
1/2 jalapeno or more, diced small
bag ‘o baby spinach (it’s green and I’m feeling Irish while I type this Mexican recipe)
1/3 cup corn or so
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
juice from 1/2 a lime
1/3 c. shredded carrots
soy cheese, optional, just a little bit

Grill seitan a little in the oil, add the onions, peppers then the seasonings and garlic. Cook a little, add the spinach and carrots. Cook until the spinach wilts then add the rest of the ingredients and cook a little bit longer. Spray the outside of the tortillas and place 2 of them spray side down on a cookie sheet. Divide the ingredients between the two, sprinkle with cheese if you’re using it. Then top with the other sprayed tortillas (sprayed side out). Press down a little and bake at 425 until browned.

This post is made possible by the delicious chipotle seitan recipe in Don’t Eat off the Sidewalk #2. I can’t rave about it enough. So I’m plugging it again. Get it while you can! Thanks so much for the seitan recipe, Katie!

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