Seitan Sauerkraut Sandwich

I’m back this fine Monday with an awesome sandwich recipe for you. I have to say, it was so much fun getting back into the groove of making a recipe and styling it; mostly because the last few posts have been recaps. Lately, I’ve been trying to schedule posts so that I can dedicate a decent amount of time to each one, and not feel rushed; this way, I can have more fun styling shots! Hopefully, my photos will get better and better as time passes, as that is what I aim for. 🙂

Dedicating more time for higher quality posts makes for a great distraction. I say that because Corey (my SO) is on a couple of different band tours this summer and may only be home for 2 or 3 weeks until the end of September. Ah! I’m glad that he is getting big tours (as a merch dude), but it also sucks that he’ll be gone for so long. Although, this has always been the case in our relationship; which has been going on for over four years (!!!).

On a different note, I’ve been kind of obsessed with sandwiches lately. Not ordering them at restaurants, but making them at home and trying to out-do myself occasionally. The last one that I actually posted on here was this Buffalo Tempeh Grilled Cheese Sandwich; so, so good. Now, I have this Eastern European-type mess of a sandwich. This sandwich was brought you by my love for sauerkraut, my intense obsession with horseradish sauce and the fact that I finally got around to making Breadmaker Seitan.

I did end up modifying the recipe a bit by not adding the 2 tsp. of salt, as well as using 2 tsp. of Poultry Seasoning instead of the thyme/sage. It was super-duper easy to make, tasted great, and had a moist, not-too-chewy texture. I highly recommend it! The toppings for the sandwich are interchangeable, obviously. But, I really LOVED having the acidic mustard, warm sautéed mushrooms and onions against the cool sauerkraut and the savory seitan.

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Seitan Sauerkraut Sandwich

A delectably savory seitan sandwich, complete with mushrooms, onions and sauerkraut on toasted wheat bread!
Course Dinner, Entree, Lunch
Cuisine German American Fusion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jackie of Vegan Yack Attack


  • 2/3 C . Thinly Sliced Onion Slivers half-moon shape
  • 1 C . Button Mushrooms Sliced
  • 5-6 Slices Thin of Seitan as pictured
  • 1/2-1 T . Dijon or Stone Ground Mustard
  • 1/2-1 T . Vegan Horseradish Sauce
  • 2 Slices of Whole Wheat or Sourdough Bread Toasted
  • 1/3 C . Sauerkraut Drained


  1. Place the onion and mushrooms into a small pan, over medium heat.
  2. You may use a little oil in the pan if you'd like, but it's not necessary. Just cover the pan and stir occasionally, until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms have reduced in size.
  3. Once they are cooked, place them in a bowl. Using the same pan, lay the seitan slices flat on it, again, over medium heat. Turn over every 2-3 minutes, or when there is a slight browning on each side.
  4. Spread the creamy horseradish onto one slice of toast, and the mustard on the other.
  5. Next, stack the seitan first, then the drained sauerkraut, mushrooms/onions and the top piece of bread. Slice in half and enjoy with a great Hefeweizen, don't forget the lemon!

Recipe Notes

The seitan recipe that I used is HERE, and makes way more than needed for this recipe. You could also use Tofurky deli slices, or the like, to cut down on time.

Give this sandwich a try, and enjoy your week! 🙂

34 Comments on “Seitan Sauerkraut Sandwich

  1. I am a sandwich freak and often make Tempeh Reubens, but this sounds even better. Very excited to try it. Do you make your own seitan? And if so, do you have a recipe you recommend? I have never seen it come out in a big block like that and would love to be able to slice it, lunch-meat stylee!

  2. Oops! I “wrote” too soon. My bad. Sorry! I just saw the Breadmaker link. This might actually inspire me to get one! Thanks, love your blog. xL

    • No problem! And if it’s any help to you, you can find a used one online or at swap meets/thrift stores for super cheap! 🙂 Good luck!

    • Me too! And I really just got into it, this year. Better late than never! 🙂

  3. Very interesting. Am going to file this post away together with the Breadmaker Seitan for a future kitchen date.

    • I’m pretty excited about how it turned out. Time to mess around with the flavors!

  4. That looks so yummy! I’ve been trying to find recipe and/or how-to for seitan with more texture. This bread maker seitan looks like a good solution. I need to try this ASAP. Thanks for posting!

  5. OMG – I have a ridiculous obsession with sauerkraut as well – I’ll definitely be making this! I’ve been looking for an excuse to use my new bread machine!

  6. wowza! that looks so good. I have been meaning to eat more sauerkraut. I have some in my fridge… but I keep forgetting about it. Luckily, it lasts a pretty damn long time. Also, Reubens are the best! I don’t know what it is with sandwiches, but somehow, they are just perfect. Everything you need in one tidy little number.

    • I may need to take some sandwich making notes from you, Amey. That one you made at VVC was MASSIVE and totally awesome-looking. 🙂

  7. Woah, that looks yummy! I’ve been wanting to make a seitan sandwich for a while, but I just keep forgetting . . . I love saurkraut, so I’ll have to try your recipe!!

    If you like smokey-flavored seitan, I have a recipe on my (poorly maintained! LOL) blog, just in case you wanted to try it! It’s got smoked paprika, and a bunch of other stuff.

  8. Whoa! Seitan in a bread machine?! You just made my day, my year, my everything!! I love homemade seitan but hate making it. A measure and dump it in system is what I love best. The sandwich is gorgeous! And I don’t know what you mean about your photos, they are already so perfect :-).

    • You are SO sweet. Thank you for the kind words about my photos. 🙂

      Also, ISN’T IT THE GREATEST THING EVER!? So, so easy to make. I will say, the hardest part was waiting for it to be done. It smelled amazing.

  9. I have to agree with luminousvegans! I think your pictures are fantastic. And I think I am digging my breadmachine out from the cellar so that I can make seitan in it.

    • Thank you, so much, Mihl! I’m a fan of your photos, as well. 🙂

  10. That sandwich looks awesome!! i have to try some sauerkraut recipes.. its high time! I actually produce better results when i am short on time:) else i will fuss over the styling and the shots and keep taking pictures till i get a good feeling, which just increases the editing time.

    • Oh man, you’re so right about the more time/more fussing thing! I definitely fiddled quite a bit with this. Let’s see what happens next time. 😉

  11. Looks amazing! Seitan — in a breadmaker WHAT? I’ll have to dig mine out of the basement and try this!

  12. This sandwich has my name all over it- I’m a sauerkraut fiend! I love the seitan in the breadmaker concept too. If only I had a breadmaker… 🙂

    • I could probably work something out for you! 😉

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