Vegan Ham

Vegan Ham

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 125.9
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 537.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 18.7 g

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Number of Servings: 20


    12oz firm tofu
    1 3/4 cups water
    1/4 cup oil
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    1 tsp smoked paprika
    2 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tbsp salt
    2 tbsp hickory liquid smoke
    1 tbsp (or more) maple syrup
    1/2 tsp red food coloring
    3 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten


Get water steaming in your steamer. You will need a large steamer.
1. Place all ingredients except the gluten flour in a blender and process until very smooth. Pour into a bowl. Add gluten flour and work into a dough. Knead for a few mins to let gluten develop.
2. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and shape each piece into log and wrap in heavy duty foil like a tootsie roll. Try to make the roll as thick as possible. Steam for 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees in the last 15 mins of steaming. Remove seitan from steamer and bake on a cookie sheet for 40-50 mins. Seitan should swell and press against the foil.
4. Cool and slice as needed for sandwiches. This seitan holds up very well and can be shaved very thin. Store in the fridge or freezer. This recipe makes a lot, so you can cut it into 3 or four chunks and store them away for later.

Serving Size: Makes about 24 servings

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TURBODILLO.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the best vegan ham recipe I have tried, so far! Thanks to whoever created it! - 4/26/14

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  • Incredible!
    Fabulous recipe--made it about 4 times now. Wondering if anyone has tried steaming it in an Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker)? If so, how long did you steam it? - 10/13/19

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  • Very Good
    I made this for Christmas, glazed it like a regular ham. My husband and best friend loved having their own ham. I think I was short on the food colouring though, as it turned out standard seitan-brown.
    From an omnivore's perspective, the flavour was good, but still had undertone flavour from seitan
    - 12/25/18

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  • Very Good
    Better than what you find in the stores and easy to make. - 7/8/18

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  • Very Good
    The liquid smoke was too strong at first, but after letting it sit in water for a couple of days and draining it, it was great. - 3/24/18

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