- 1 1/4 C vital wheat gluten
- 1/4 C nutritional yeast
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2-3 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (use more for spicier pepperoni)
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2/3 C water
- 4 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 1/5 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/4 tsp sugar
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Thoroughly mix dry ingredients and separately mix wet ingredients. Add the wet to the dry and mix as well as you can.
Turn out and knead with your hands for a couple minutes to make sure all the ingredients are mixed.
Roll into a 7″ log and roll in foil. You can use the foil to squish the log into the proper shape because it will be fairly difficult to shape. Twist the ends of the foil to seal it.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, turning over once halfway through. Remove from the oven and unwrap to allow it to cool.
If you’re not serving all of it right away, store in the fridge in a sealed container or wrapped in plastic wrap.