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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.