Friday, December 24, 2010

Tex-Mex Deli Slices

With all the work upcoming over the next week or so I wanted to make some food that I can take to work with me that was cheap and filling.  It has been nearly 2 months since I have bought any food while I am at work. This has been a massive financial savings.  This recipe was based on my Deli Slices that I created a month ago.  It is the newest variation.  I hope to create several lines of deli slices.

Tex-Mex Deli Slices

4 cloves of garlic

15 oz of black beans
2  3/4 cups of wheat gluten
1  3/4 cup of vegetable broth
1/2 cup of corn
1/2 cup of portobello mushrooms (cubed)
1/4 cup of cumin
1/4 cup of onion
1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon of chipolte pepper flakes
1 tablespoon of flour
1/2 tablespoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of liquid smoke
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper

In a pot, bring the vegetable broth to a boil.  In a blender, combine the black beans, corn, mushrooms, cumin, onion, cayenne pepper, chipolte pepper flakes, liquid smoke, salt, and pepper.  Once the broth has been brought to a boil, add it to the blender and puree for 30 seconds until the beans have broken up a bit.  There is not need for it to be smooth, in fact, some texture is nice.

In a large bowl, add the wheat gluten, flour, and the blended mixture.  Quickly, stir until the dough until it is all moist and no dry gluten exists.  Place the gluten on a sheet of tin foil and roll like a burrito.  Twist the ends like to avoid an open end.

Steam in a large pot or steamer for 1 hour.  Then bake in the oven (still in the foil) for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes.  Let cool and serve.


Alessandra said...

This looks good, I really need to go and buy some wheat gluten now and try to make my onw slices?

Look forward to your other recipes :-)
and yes, great saving, and healthier, to take your own food to work.

Me? I usually work from home... which makes it easier!


mangocheeks said...

These looks most excellent.

Vital wheat gluten is hard to find in the U.K. Its the reason I have not made anything with it yet, but I will when I get my hands on some.