Oh My! Chinese 5 Spice BBQ Seitan Sandwiches


Oh My. This (Chinese 5 spice BBQ seitan sandwich was just too good! I used this awesome homemade seitan and the BBQ sauce was so yummy, sweet, sticky and five spicy! I adapted the bbq sauce from this recipe on Girls on a Grill. Chinese five spice is a such a wonderful spice blend and it’s available at the regular market too.

Seitan is loaded on a soft toasted wheat bun and topped with a tangy Asian slaw and fried onions, you have to try it. If you like this sandwich, we also love the BBQ Seitan w/ Spicy Sweet Coleslaw, similar, but without the Asian flavors.

Fried Onions (Optional, but a delicious added touch!)
1 onion thinly sliced
Coconut oil for frying

  • Deep fry the onions until browned and drain on a paper towel and immediately sprinkle with a little salt.

Chinese 5 Spice BBQ Sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin Sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon ketchup
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 Trader Joe’s frozen garlic cube
1 teaspoon srirachi
1 teaspoon Chine 5 Spice
1 teaspoon onion powder

  • Heat all ingredients in a pan.

Asian Slaw
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 lime squeezed
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon mayo
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ginger minced
1 green chili minced
3-4 cups cabbage chopped
1/2 carrot shredded
1/2 cup cilantro

  1. Mix the vinegar, lime, soy sauce, sesame oil, mayo, brown sugar, ginger and chili together.
  2. Mix the cabbage, carrot and cilantro together and stir in the sauce. Add a little salt if it needs it.

The Chinese 5 Spice BBQ Seitan Sandwich
4 whole wheat hoagie buns
1 recipe sliced seitan
Chinese 5 Spice BBQ sauce
Asian slaw
Fried onions

  • Toast the buns, slather with mayo, top with seitan, pour on the Chinese 5 spice BBQ sauce, pile on the Asian slaw, and sprinkle with fried onions!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *