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Vegan Baloney (Bologna)

Easy to make and tastes better than store-bought! Make this bologna ahead of time and then have it ready to slice for a snack or sandwiches. It's even great fried! Great for your kids lunch box.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 1 large vegan baloney log



  • Add several inches of water to a large pot with a steamer basket and bring to a boil.
  • In a food processor add the tofu, ketchup, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, mustard powder, and nutmeg. Mix until smooth as possible, stopping to scrape the sides as needed. Add the vital wheat gluten and pulse several times to incorporate, scraping the sides as needed. It will form a crumbly dough.
  • Turn the mixture out onto a clean work surface and knead together to form a dough. Shape into a large log that will fit in your steamer basket. Roll the log up in foil twisting the ends closed so it looks like a large candy. Place in the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 160F (71C). The vegan baloney will have expanded in the foil making a tight log.
  • Remove from the steamer basket and allow it to cool. Move to the fridge and chill completely before serving. When ready to serve just slice an enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week


* If you prefer to avoid aluminum foil, roll the baloney up in parchment paper, and then roll the parchment paper wrapped baloney up in cheesecloth and tie the ends closed.
*This recipe makes a lot of vegan bologna slices so instead of a serving, the nutrition is for the entire log of vegan bologna. 
*The bologna freezes well! Just pop it in an air-tight container and freeze for later. Defrost on the counter or in the fridge and enjoy. 


Serving: 1log of vegan balony | Calories: 1311kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 202g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 4407mg | Potassium: 1919mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 4063IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 512mg | Iron: 21mg

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