I made these the same week that I made the African Peanut Stew. Man that was a good week. I’m pretty sure Kyle enjoyed these quite a bit for not having any meat in them. I didn’t think I would be able to really make a good vegan version of a Cheesesteak Sandwich, but really, I enjoyed this just as much, if not more than the original.
1 pkg of Tempeh
1/4c Balsamic Vinegar
1/2c Teriyaki Sauce
1/8c Worchestershire Sauce (vegan)
1 Green Pepper, sliced into long strips
1 Yellow Onion, sliced into long strips
1/2 package of mushrooms
6 Hoagie Style Buns
Vegan Mozzarella Slices
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil for sauteing
Bring a small skillet of water to a slight boil, submerge unsliced tempeh in water and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. While tempeh is cooking, combine balsamic vinegar, teriyaki sauce and worchestershire sauce in a shallow dish. Remove tempeh and place on a paper towel and pat dry. Thinly slice tempeh and marinade in sauce for about 20-30 minutes or until tempeh has absorbed a good amount of marinade.
While tempeh is marinading, slice peppers, onions and mushrooms.
When the tempeh is ready, heat oil in a large skillet and saute vegetables. Once soft, add tempeh and cook till heated thru. Add seasonings for taste.
Toast Hoagies, spread mayo on, then add tempeh and veggies. Add cheese on top and place under heat again.
The picture above had regular cheese and mayo on it. I’m having trouble getting to a store that sells vegan cheese and just am not loving spending 5 dollars on cheese. I also still have some regular mayo that we rarely use, so I’m trying to get thru that before I buy the veganaise. Again, pricey at about 6 dollars for a pint. But I will make the switch once we run out or it expires. I am trying to just not use the fake cheese and other substitutes since they really don’t provide any nutritional value and really are just substitutes, but this was just one of those meals that I really think needs it! Even if you aren’t vegan, I really recommend this one. Especially just to try tempeh. If you do, I think the mult-grain tempeh is beter tasting than the regular kind. Try it! You won’t regret it!