Roast ‘Beef’ Joint


Roast ‘Beef’ Joint

Intro: Inspired by the BOSH TV guys and their Christmas recipes I thought I'd make my own 'beef' joint. Using ideas from their 'pork' joint and my previous recipes I came up with this amazing roast alternative.
Course Main Course
Keyword seitan, vegan beef


The Joint

  • 1 tin chickpeas drained
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 80 g cooked beetroot save the juice
  • 2 tsp gravy granules mixed with 3 tbsp hot water
  • 1 vegetable stock cube dissolve in gravy mix above
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 50 g tomato puree
  • 100 ml beetroot juice use the juice from the beetroot pack
  • 1 pinch pink/sea salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 250 g vital wheat gluten flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp marmite


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp English mustard
  • rosemary & thyme sprinkle on top before roasting


The Joint

  • Preheat oven to 180oC/356oF
    To a blender/food processor add the chickpeas, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, tomato puree, mustard, beetroot, juice, Marmite, coconut oil, soy sauce, gravy and stock.
    Blend until you have a lump free sauce (a few small lumps are fine). You might have to use a spatula to wipe the sides to make sure everything is combined and blended.
    Weigh out the vital wheat gluten flour in a large bowl and pour in the sauce. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon then use your hands to knead all the ingredients together.
    Turn out onto a clean surface and knead for a couple of minutes. Shape into a joint and wrap in tin foil.
    Steam for 45 minutes.
    Remove the foil and score with a knife a few times (see video).


  • Mix all the glaze ingredients together and pour over the joint.
    roast for 40-45 minutes.
    Serve as a centerpiece for your roast dinner. Carve off slices as you would a regular joint. Enjoy!



Tip: If you don’t have a steamer then you can simmer in water for 40 minutes. Turning halfway. You can use leftovers in a sandwich, curry or stir-fry.
Author: Self taught cook, Blogger, YouTuber, Recipe Maker & Advisor. Living with liver disease & healing through a vegan diet.

2 thoughts on “Roast ‘Beef’ Joint”

  1. This looks like a great recipe that I’d like to try, but there are a couple of errors. How much marmite should there be? At what point should the coconut oil be added?

    1. Aaron Calder

      Hi Sorry for the delay in replying. Thanks for pointing out the errors. It’s 1 tbsp marmite and the oil is added with the joint ingredients (same time as the marmite). Have a lovely Christmas.

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