Ribs (Fibs)

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To all the steak lovers: Who doesn’t like to have pork chops or ribs and if possible every week? You do not have to give your love away just because you are on a plant-based diet. Joan Green enticed everybody with this ribs recipe at one of the GOH potlucks.


  1. Prepare the dough by kneading all the ingredients listed under making the dough instructions. Make sure that it is not too sticky. You can add more wheat gluten if required to make it less sticky and soft.
  2.  Shape them into steak.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  4.  Mix the ingredients for braising stock together in a large baking dish.  Place steaks in the liquid. Make sure to leave room for expansion.
  5. Cover and bake for one hour.
  6. Uncover flip and bake for an additional 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from liquid and cool.
  8. Pan fry or grill with your favourite spices or barbecue sauce.
  9. You can cut them into smaller pieces or freeze them for later use. Enjoy!!!


To make the dough:
2 cups of vital wheat gluten (Bob's Red Mill or other brands)
3/4 cup of mashed chickpeas or chickpea flour
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
4 tablespoons of tomato purée
A pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of vegetable stock (Epicure)
For Braising Stock:
1/2 cup of vegetable stock (Epicure)
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon parsley
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
A dash of liquid smoke
2 cups of water