Have you heard of soy curls yet? Everyone has been talking about them, and I assumed they would be highly processed, but I was wrong. They are simply non-GMO soybeans that have been cooked to the point where the soy breaks apart into strands. Then they are dried and packaged. That's it! Take a look at the label for yourself-just soy beans. My family has been making barbecue sandwiches with seitan strips for a long time, so they are always an option as well.
I am only aware of one company that makes soy curls, and that is Butler. They can be purchased through amazon, and I have included a link below. If you would rather use seitan, it is available at Earth Fare, Whole Foods, and many other health food stores.
Since soy curls are dried, they will need to be reconstituted using hot water or vegetable broth. I recommend using veggie broth, because it adds so much flavor. It only takes about 10 minutes of soaking, then they are ready to be used in sandwiches, stir fries, or anywhere you would have used chicken strips.
After soaking, drain the broth. No need to cook; just add them to your favorite dishes. They have a chewy, meaty texture and absorb the seasonings and sauces of whatever they are being used in. They taste kind of bland by themselves, but once you add the flavorings for the dish they are to be used in, they soak it right up.
For this recipe, just add your favorite barbecue sauce and heat for about a minute in the microwave or on stove top. I have included a link to oil-free Bone Suckin Sauce below, as well as a recipe link to a sauce you can make yourself.
We serve ours with fresh spinach leaves and onion slices. So easy and delicious!
Klunker's Kitchen has a good recipe for barbecue sauce, if you would like to make your own.