This time of year, I start to long for fall flavors. The cinnamon, squash, maple, and apple aromas of this recipe are the perfect way to transition into fall. While this recipe does take some planning, it is delicious and well worth it.
Seitan BBQ Burgers with Jicama-Apple Slaw
4 hamburger buns or rolls
2 teaspoons oil
3 cups coarsely chopped seitan strips
1/2 cup favorite Barbeque sauce
1 cup jicama, thinly sliced into fine matchsticks or coarsely shredded
1/2 cup apple, peeled and sliced into fine matchsticks or coarsely shredded
2 stalks celery, sliced lengthwise into 4 strips each, and finely diced
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon agave nectar or maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to warm hamburger buns.
2. In a medium bowl, mix jicama and apple with apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and agave nectar, tossing to coat completely. Set aside and allow to marinate.
3. In a medium skillet, heat oil and add setian. Cook until warmed and beginning to crisp, about 7 minutes. Add Barbeque sauce and simmer with seitan for 3 -5 minutes, or until warmed and fragrant. Spoon BBQ seitan onto warmed buns and top with Jicama-Apple slaw. Serve immediately.