I lived in Philadelphia for 2 years as a child and STILL remember the epic Philly Cheesesteak. On a recent trip there, we came across a vegan restaurant - HipCityVeg, that had the BEST.CHEESESTEAK.EVER. Our version, using Homemade BBQ Seitan was inspired by that visit!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes (if your BBQ SEITAN is already prepared)
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 sandwiches
8 strips BBQ SEITAN, or 8 strips of the vegan beef substitute of your choice (in the video, we made one with BBQ Jackfruit too!)
½ sweet pepper, sliced thin
¼ onion, sliced thin
2 - 3 mushrooms, sliced (optional)
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground garlic
1 - 2 tablespoons ketchup
2 soft hoagie buns (we use Pretzilla® Soft Pretzel Sausage Buns)
1 tablespoon Vegenaise®
2 slices vegan cheese (Chao® Creamy Original or Daiya® Mozzarella Style are both great)
oil for sautéing
1. Sauté the BBQ Seitan strips,sweet pepper, onion, and mushrooms in a bit of oil. Add the liquid smoke, cumin, garlic and ketchup. Continue to sauté until the seitan is a bit crispy.
2. Spread the Vegenaise® on the inside of the buns and then add the seitan mixture.
3. Tear the cheese into little pieces and top the sandwiches with it.
4. Broil on high heat for 2 - 3 minutes until the cheese is well melted and the buns are a bit crispy.
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