Vegan Recipes

Vegan Ribs Recipe

Sink your teeth into the delectable world of Vegan Ribs Recipe, a hearty and meaty plant-based alternative that promises to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Made with wholesome ingredients and packed with smoky flavors, these Vegan Ribs are a delightful twist on the classic favorite. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan chef or someone curious about exploring new plant-based recipes, these ribs are perfect for adding a touch of indulgence to your meals without compromising your ethical choices. So, let’s fire up the grill or preheat the oven and embark on a mouthwatering journey with this savory and delicious Vegan Ribs recipe!

Servings: Makes approximately 4 servings


For the Vegan Ribs:

  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth (low-sodium, if possible)

For the BBQ Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


For the Vegan Ribs:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, chickpea flour, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, ground black pepper, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to ensure all the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the tomato paste, soy sauce (or tamari), liquid smoke, olive oil, and vegetable broth until you have a smooth liquid mixture.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Use a spatula to combine everything until you have a sticky, dough-like texture.
  4. Knead the dough for about 3-5 minutes to develop its elasticity.
  5. On a clean surface, shape the dough into a log or rectangular shape, approximately 8 inches long and 4 inches wide.
  6. Preheat your grill or oven to 375°F (190°C).
  7. If using a grill: Wrap the log tightly in aluminum foil and place it on the preheated grill. Cook for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until the Vegan Ribs are firm and slightly charred.
  8. If using an oven: Place the log on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the log with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.

For the BBQ Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato ketchup, molasses (or maple syrup), apple cider vinegar, soy sauce (or tamari), Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Once the Vegan Ribs are cooked, remove them from the grill or oven and unwrap them from the foil.
  3. Brush the BBQ Glaze generously over the Vegan Ribs, coating them thoroughly.
  4. Place the glazed Vegan Ribs back on the grill or in the oven, and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the glaze is sticky and caramelized.
Nutrition Facts per Serving (approximate values – 1 serving):
  • Calories: 335
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 1056mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 38g

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