Monday, February 2, 2009

vegan barbecue pork chops

it's funny, i never liked pork chops even when i did eat meat. lately, however, i've been really interested to see how close i can get to 'replicating' certain tastes. after i made the miso mustard slaw last week, i thought it would pair nicely with a barbecue flavour of some sort.


for the chop:
for the marinade:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce
  • 3/4 tablespoon stoneground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon all spice
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (optional)
combine wet chop ingredients into the dry, and knead for approximately two minutes. add additional water if it is too dry. at this point, you will have 1 large ball - you can either cut or pull apart the individual chops and then flatten each one. i made about 4 pork chop-sized cutlets from the amount listed.

mix up marinade and coat each chop well. put the rest of the marinade in an 8x11 glass baking dish and let the cutlets marinade for several hours (or overnight).

after marinating, pour off and reserve the liquid. bake chops at 375°f for 40 minutes, flipping half way through. to encrust, pull chops out of oven for several minutes. using tongs, dip each into the reserved marinade, and then into breadcrumbs. put back into dish, and continue cooking at 375°f for about 10 minutes. serve on a bed of miso mustard cabbage slaw.

17 comments:

Lauren said...

I was never a pork chop fan either. My husband loves them. Now that he is a vegetarian I will have to try these out for him!

5 Star Foodie said...

That's pretty amazing that you can make vegan pork chops! I have to try it!

Mrs. Mandy said...

Hey Ms. Vegan Genius! What will you think of next?

Meg said...

You are absolutely amazing! These look wonderful!

veggievixen said...

yum-o! i am becoming more and more obsessed with homemade faux meat. will definitely give this a spin!

Bianca said...

Wow! That sounds delicious. I'm a huge fan of the faux meat/gluten-heavy stuff. I bet this tastes great with the slaw.

Sal said...

hehe these look awesome.

allularpunk said...

these look amazing! i never liked pork chops, either, but seitan style pork cannot miss, i'm sure. yumm!

jessy said...

these sound fantastical & look absolutely awesome! nice, miss. v! wow!

Vegetation said...

Yay! I always love new seitan recipes to try and I don't have a pork one yet!

Looks delicious!

shellyfish said...

What a great idea. I know I'm going to have to try this - it doesn't seem to labour-intensive, either, just a little planning.

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

the chops and the slaw look great. i bet it would be even better with some roasted applesauce. i'll have to try this the next time i get a craving for pork.

The Darrin Vegetarian said...

I have to try this. I I too love trying to replicate as many things as possible. It's so much fun! Plus it;s a great excuse to experiment!

Anonymous said...

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Patti said...

My son cried last night because he wanted pork chops. We have been vegan for a few months now, and he hates everything. I was trying to make me PROMISE I would buy some for tonights dinner. Thank you for this. I pray he likes it!

khvalheim10 said...

Well, I tried this recipe out and followed the instructions exactly as far as I know. However, the result was very disappointing. The seitan puffed up and burned where it touched the pan. In the end, sadly to say, it looked a little more like a charred bread stick rather than a pork chop. Any guess as to why the seitan puffs up?

Anonymous said...

I am going to make these tonight. May not make a BBQ version. Make a different marinade, and perhaps fry them up. I will do the BBQ version for labor day