Mushroom Tomato Slices

Makes 24 ounces


1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms

1 cup boiling water

Broth, as needed

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (moist vacuum-packed, not oil-packed)

1/2 cup cooked black-eyed peas

1⁄3 cup chopped red onion

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup tamari

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon liquid smoke

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

2 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten, plus more if needed

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/4 cup soy flour or chickpea flour

2 tablespoons instant tapioca, such as Minute Brand


Add the dried porcinis to the water and let soak for 30 minutes. Using a coffee filter, drain the mushrooms, reserving the liquid. You will need 2/3 cup liquid. If you don’t have the full 2/3 cup, add broth or water to make up the difference. Rinse the mushrooms well to remove any dirt. Combine the mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, black-eyed peas, onion, ketchup, tamari, oil, liquid smoke, paprika, onion powder, coriander, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, cumin, and white pepper in a blender. Add the reserved liquid and blend until smooth.


In a medium-size bowl, combine the wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, soy flour, and tapioca. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Add an extra 1 tablespoon broth or gluten if needed to make a soft, workable dough. Knead well, squeezing to be sure all ingredients are combined. Divide the mixture evenly between two 12-inch pieces of foil. Form into 2 rolls about 5 inches long. Roll the foil around the mixture, twisting the ends to enclose the mixture.


Prepare a steamer. Steam the rolls for 1 hour 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the steamed rolls on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing thinly, using a sharp, serrated knife and cutting in a seesaw motion. Wrap tightly in plastic and store in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.


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