Have you heard of soy curls? Everyone has been talking about them, and I assumed they would be highly processed, but I was wrong. These Barbecue Sandwiches done vegan-style have made a believer out of me.
They are simply non-GMO soybeans that have been cooked to the point where the soy breaks apart into strands. Then they are dried and packaged. That’s it! Take a look at the label for yourself–just soy beans.
My family has been making barbecue sandwiches with seitan strips for a long time, so they are always an option as well. If you would rather use seitan, it is available at Earth Fare, Whole Foods, and many other health food stores.
No kidding! Dinner can be ready in 10-minutes flat with these Barbecue Sandwiches. We love them with oil-free Bone Suckin’ Sauce.
They happen to be one of my husband’s favorite meals. We just add fresh spinach leaves, onions, and pickles. Often we serve them with a garden salad, corn on the cob, or baked French fries.
These will be a hit, no matter who you feed them to!
Other Great Sandwich and Burger Recipes:
- 4 oz soy curls or seitan strips (links below)
- 1 cup veggie broth
- barbecue sauce your favorite
- whole grain buns
Since soy curls are dried, they will need to be reconstituted using hot water or vegetable broth. I recommend using veggie broth, because it adds so much flavor. It only takes about 10 minutes of soaking, then they are ready to be used in sandwiches, stir fries, or anywhere you would have used chicken strips.
After soaking, drain the broth. No need to cook; just add them to your favorite dishes. They have a chewy, meaty texture and absorb the seasonings and sauces of whatever they are being used in. They taste kind of bland by themselves, but once you add the flavorings for the dish they are to be used in, they soak it right up.
For this recipe, just add your favorite barbecue sauce and heat for about a minute in the microwave or on stove top. I have included a link to oil-free Bone Suckin Sauce below, as well as a recipe link to a sauce you can make yourself.
We serve ours with fresh spinach leaves and onion slices. So easy and delicious!
Klunker's Kitchen has a good recipe for barbecue sauce, if you would like to make your own.