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My friend Dave made roast beef (seitan) po' boys for our last TVP (yea, crazy right... even my Momma 'n 'em would like these, they're sooo tasty). The food theme was New Orleans food and since Dave usually outdoes himself at these functions, he sure didn't hold back with these. These sandwiches are fucking unbelievably delicious. He even brought real po' boy bread! (Who knew there was a a vegan one to get?) The bread is really important too-- it has to be airy and lightweight to be great, otherwise it can be really dense and just weigh everything down. If you make these and can't find authentic po' boy bread, just choose a French bread that's not too heavy and has a thin easy to chew through crust. As a vegan in New Orleans, the only kind of po' boy I'd had (before this masterpiece) had been an "undressed" french fry version. It was great to be able to tell him to dress it: veganaise and mustard on top of fresh lettuce and thinly sliced tomatoes. Roast beef po' boys typically have a mess of gravy pouring off, and these were no exception. Even if you can't find the proper bread, these won't disapoint. Thanks, Dave!

What you need for the seitan roast beef (feeds a crowd):

What you do:

  1. Saute the seitan slices, onion and garlic in the oil over medium heat.
  2. After the onions soften a little and the seitan starts to brown, add the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar and saute a little longer until all the ingredients mix together well and the vinegar cooks off a little.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.

What you need for the brown gravy:

What you do:

  1. Brown the flour in the oil over medium heat, but becareful not to burn the flour.
  2. When the roux (flour and oil mixture) is brown, add the vegetable broth and stir (or possibly even whisk) until the texture is smooth.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to stir to mix everything well.
  4. You can add a little more Kitchen Bouquet and soy sauce if it's not dark enough. But don't go overboard.

To Assemble:Add the seitan mixture to the gravy and stir everything up good. Voila! "Roast beef" and gravy. Slather your favorite vegan mayo (Vegenaise) and yellow mustard on some laterally sliced French bread. Pile on the roast beef and gravy. Add some sliced tomatoes and shredded lettuce and bite into that po' boy sandwich!

Cooking by kittee:    
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