Vegan Philly Cheesesteak


Growing up in Philly I grew up loving the cheesesteak. Not to mention I grew up across the street from what I consider to be one of the best pizza shops in Philly. Needless to say I ate a lot of cheesesteaks. Of course, I am vegan now so I no longer eat real cheesesteaks but when you grow up eating something and go vegan you just have to find yourself an alternative and after trying endless recipes and coming up with my own I came to the realization that what makes a good vegan cheesesteak isn't about adding a bunch of stuff and finding meat substitutes. It's about simple ingredients and making them delicious with the perfect touch of sloppy, because those of you who have have a real philly cheesesteak you know there is a certain amount of sloppiness. So ofcourse I had to add a little sloppy to the vegan one with a beautiful vegan cheese sauce.

Ingredients 2 box of 8oz button mushrooms 1/2 green bell pepper sliced 1/2 red bell pepper sliced 1/2 onion sliced 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder salt and pepper to taste 2 long bread rolls or 4 small 2 tbsp vegetable (for veggies) 4 tbsp vegetable oil (for mushrooms)

Cheese Sauce 1/2 cup water 1 c daiya mozzarella "cheese"

Instuctions In a large skillet add 2 tbsp of oil, and add peppers and onions. Cook on medium high height. Add salt and pepper to taste but generously. Allow the veggie to soften a lot and brown a little. Once cooked set aside.

In the same pan without rinsing for flavor add 4 tbsp of oil and add in the mushrooms. sprinkle with garlic and pepper but only adding salt after all the mushrooms have cooked down and release all of the liquid. The mushrooms are done when there is no watery liquid left in the pan from the mushrooms and the mushrooms are brown. Remove from heat and mix with the cooked veggies. Set aside.

To make the cheese sauce add 1/2 c of milk into a pan on medium heat and add "cheese". whisk well until melted. Adding extra milk or cheese if needed to aquire the perfect creamy cheese texture. Once done use quickly or to reheat add a touch of milk and heat up until it becomes creamy again.

Assemble your sandwich by adding anything you like. On mine I added pickles, banana peppers, vegan mayo, and ketchup. Then drizzled with "cheese" but anything you add from here is all optional. All that is left to do now is ENJOY!


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