What does comfort food mean to you?
For me, the other night it involved gravy. I also wanted a little taste of my Southern childhood so Seitan Tips and Gravy was born. I don’t think there is a single person from the South that didn’t have Beef Tips and Gravy as a child. I’ve never made the original dish and I’ve certainly never made my own gravy so this was interesting. I knew what I wanted it to taste like which was a starting point.
Makes 4 generous servings
- cooked brown rice, enough for 4 servings
- 8 ounces plain seitan, homemade or store-bought
- 1 medium to large onion
- 1 medium to large zucchini
- 1 medium bell pepper, any color will do
- 4 ounces mushroom
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-1/2 tablespoon steak seasoning (I used Penzey’s Northwoods seasoning)
- 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons Earth Balance butter
- 1/4 cup flour (I used White Whole Wheat flour)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- Cut seitan, onion, zucchini, pepper, and mushroom into bite-sized chunks.
- Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat.
- Add seitan and all veggies. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add steak seasoning and stir to mix. Cook for an additional 7 minutes.
- Remove seitan mixture from skillet and keep warm.
- Combine butter, broth, and seasonings in skillet. Cook for about 10 minutes making sure to scrape the bottom to loosen up the bits from cooking the seitan mixture.
- Lower heat. Using a whisk gradually add in flour until thoroughly combined.
- Cook for an additional few minutes. Raw flour is no bueno.
- To serve, scoop seitan mixture on a bed of rice and top with gravy.
Tell me what your ultimate comfort food is.