Hot Garlic Barbecued Rib Sandwich

excerpt from A Vegetarian Cook’ Book, The Green Cutting Board Press, 2004

8 ounces seitan
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
4 slices 5 grain sour dough bread
1 cup Garlic Lover's Hot Sauce*
2 Tbls soy spread


Slice the seitan into 2 4 ounce portions and marinate refrigerated for30 minutes in 1/2 the hot sauce. Sauté the sliced mushrooms until tender and heat the seitan through over medium heat in the same pan. Heat the remaining sauce, butter 1 side of each slice of bread with the soy spread and broil until lightly browned.

When you're ready to serve top each rib sandwich with mushrooms and 1/2 of the remaining garlic hot sauce.

Suggested sides: barbequed vegetarian baked beans, grilled corn on the cob, cold kosher dill pickles and slaw.

serves 2



6 ea. Cayenne Peppers
4 ea. Garlic Clove
1/4 cup Distilled White Vinegar
1 ea. Plum Tomato
1 tsp. Black Cumin
1/2 tsp. Curry Powder
1 tsp. Allspice
1 Tbs. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt

Seed and blanch peppers.
Stem and seed tomato.
Place all ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth.
Place puree into a microwaveable glass measuring cup and add vinegar to make 5 ounces.
Microwave until mixture starts to steam.
Remove from oven and mix well.
Return to oven and heat again.
Stir mixture and bottle – Enjoy!