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Vegan Korean BBQ Sub

Korean BBQ Sub

Interested in trying Korean food, but maybe you’re still a little hesitant? Perhaps the ingredients seem too exotic or maybe the food just seems too different for your family’s finicky palate? If that’s the case, here’s a wonderful starting point… Delicious Korean BBQ wrapped up in the most innocuous of food delivery systems: Bread.

Vegan Korean BBQ Sub

Chewy or crusty, thin or soft… your choice. It’s all good! And as an added bonus, all the ingredients should be available in your local, mainstream grocery store, even the BBQ sauce! Just check your “Asian” aisle.

Korean BBQ Subs (Makes 2)


  • 1/2 large onion, sliced (I used vidalia)
  • 1 small/medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1 loaf homemade seitan
  • 1-2 T sesame oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup Korean BBQ sauce (I used Bibigo brand, which I bought at my local King Soopers)… You could also make Bulgogi from scratch!
  • 2 sub rolls
  • Sesame seeds, for sprinkling


  1. Water saute the onions and peppers until nice and soft, then set aside.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in the same pan, then cook the seitan over medium heat for 6-8 minutes until it starts to get crispy.
  3. Remove from heat, then stir in the BBQ sauce, and let sit for a minute or two. Don’t let it get cold though!
  4. Transfer the seitan to your rolls, and top with the veggies and seeds.


Vegan Korean BBQ Sub

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  • An Unrefined Vegan May 2, 2012, 7:12 am

    Not hesitant at all. Just wondering how soon I can have one of these on a plate in front of me…

  • Hannah (BitterSweet) May 2, 2012, 6:53 pm

    What a perfect recipe for a quick, satisfying weeknight meal! I’m all over that short ingredient list and easy preparation- Not to mention, delightfully spicy flavor.

  • vegansparkles May 3, 2012, 3:52 am

    WOAH! That looks SO GOOD! You are definitely helping develop my crush on seitan! 🙂

  • Ashlae W. | oh, ladycakes May 3, 2012, 7:09 pm

    I’ve slowly been able to tolerate gluten again, but I have a feeling seitan would be overkill. Which is a shame, becuase this sub looks freaking delicious.

  • veghotpot May 9, 2012, 2:59 am

    This looks really nice!!

  • Pietzi May 10, 2012, 9:04 am

    I don’t think I can ever thank you enough! Stumbling across your post introduced me to Seitan the first time in my life and after doing some research on preparing it (vital gluten flour is really difficult to get here) I went shopping right away and went through the whole “dough-washing” and cooking process just to have a marvellous vegetarian dinner.
    As a just recently “turned” vegetarian I have been missing meat a little every now and then but that will never be the case again.
    Thank you so much!

    oh and that sub looks so really awesome!

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