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VEGAN PHILLY CHEESESTEAK

VEGAN PHILLY CHEESESTEAK
VEGAN PHILLY CHEESESTEAK

Oh, hey! Nearly didn’t see you there, we were distracted by this absolute MONSTER of a sarnie. This Philly cheesesteak is incredible, the seitan steak is delicious and has a really meaty texture, and it’s way easier to make than you’d think 🤤 The steak nearly didn’t make it into the sandwich - it was so tasty we were nomming it straight out of the pan. This recipe makes enough cheesesteak for about 4 delicious sandwiches, but it will also keep well for a few days and is just as delectable when re-heated. We can pretty much guarantee you’ll love this recipe.

Ingredients
Method

Ingredients

Seitan Steak

  • 180g vital wheat gluten
  • 75g precooked puy lentils
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1⁄2 tsp smoked salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 90ml water

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

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  • Cheesesteak Extras
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 glove garlic
  • 1 large white onion
  • 2 green peppers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 100g vegan cheese
  • 4 good quality white subs

To Serve

  • Oven fries

Method

  1. 1.

    Food processor | Large pan boiling water | Microplane | Large deep frying pan


    First, make the seitan steak | Add all the ingredients, apart from the water and oil, to the food processor and pulse to combine | Add the water and blitz, scraping down the sides as needed | Tip the mixture on to a clean work surface, knead for a minute or two then bring it together into a tight ball

    Roll the mixture into a rough oblong shape and cut into 4 even slices | Flatten each slice with your hand so they’re roughly 1cm thick and steak-shaped (you can also use a rolling pin here) | Lower the steaks into the pan of boiling salted water and simmer for 25 minutes | Take the steaks out of the pan, drain and leave to cool for 5 minutes | Cut the steaks into thin strips

    Now, make the marinade | Add the marinade ingredients and stir to combine | Put the strips of steak in the bowl and roll them around in the marinade | Leave to marinate for 20 minutes

    While the steak strips are marinating, prepare the rest of the ingredients | Grate the garlic | Halve, trim, peel and slice the onion | Halve, trim, core and slice the peppers | Grate the cheese | Cut the bread rolls in half and toast the cut sides

    Time to make your cheesesteak! | Warm the olive oil in a deep frying pan over a medium heat | Add the onions and a pinch of salt to the pan and stir for 3-4 minutes | Add the peppers to the pan and stir for 3-4 minutes | Add the steak and all the marinade to the pan and stir for 3-4 minutes | Turn the heat right down to a gentle simmer, grate the cheese over the top of steak, onions and peppers | Put the lid on the pan and leave for 2 minutes

    Time to build your sandwiches | Take the lid off the pan and use tongs to fill the bread rolls with the cheesesteak mixture | Close the sandwich and eat immediately with fries