Vegan Hashbrown Chipotle Sandwich
I didn't always like sandwiches. I hadn't really explored my sandwich options until, Chris and I started dating. He has always been a huge sandwich lover. You can slab anything onto bread and he would probably like it. He's motto we go out to eat is "When in doubt get a sandwich" hehe. With Chris loving sandwiches and all I slowly started trying new sandwiches everywhere we went and I grew into a big fan of the sandwich too. I am not a fan of bread on it's own so anything sloppy and smoothed into a sandwich, I'm all for it. Going vegan did not stop me from enjoying delicious sandwiches, and I make vegan sandwiches that even my omnivore husband considers them to be at the top of all he's sandwich list. What wife doesnt love hearing that?
Ingredients 5-6 seasoned hashbrowns, or 3 tator tot waffles (cooked) 1/2 block extra firm tofu (14 oz pack) 6 large slices of bread, I used Pane Turano 1 tsp onion powder Salt & pepper to taste Non-dairy butter, for bread toasting
Chipotle Sauce 1/4 block soft tofu (14oz pack) 2 small pieces (about 2 inch) chipotle peppers (canned in adobo sauce) 1 sundried tomato (I used 2 halves, mines came halved) 1 c. Cilantro 2 garlic cloves Salt & pepper to tase
Condiments Lettuce Slice tomatoes 2 avocados, sliced Vegan Mayo Cilantro leaves
Instructions Add all of the chipotle sauce ingredients into the blender or food processor and blend, until spreadable smooth. Tiny pieces in the mix is fine. This sauce doesnt have to be completely smooth. Slice extra firm tofu into 1/4 inch slices, season of both sides with onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Place into a pan with a drizzle of oil on medium high heat and flip when golden brown. When golden brown in color, set onto a paper towel lined plate.
Toast bread like you would when making a grilled cheese sandwich. Add a bit of non dairy butter into a large pan. Spread butter around, so the butter lightly coated the pan. Toss on your bread slices, to toast. Apply more butter when pan looks dry. Toast bread slices on both sides until golden brown.
To assemble this beautiful sandwich, apply vegan mayo on one slice, and chipotle sauce on the other slice (use caution: this sauce is spicy). Add on seasoned hashbrowns to cover bread, top that with tofu, lettuce, tomato, sliced avocado, cilantro. Close that baby up and all the is left to do now is ENJOY!