Vegetarian Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Recipe with Tempeh

Vegetarian Philly Cheese "Steak" Sandwich Recipe
Vegetarian Philly Cheese "Steak" Sandwich Recipe. Grilled Cheese Social
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 sandwich (1 serving)
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Trying to be healthy but craving a delicious philly cheese steak? Say no more! This health'd up version is made with a hallowed out french bread, pan fried tempeh, sauteed peppers, onions, shallots and mushrooms and slathered with reduced calorie cheese and umami packed steak sauce. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (seperated)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. shallots (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp. vidalia onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. assorted bell peppers (roughly chopped)
  • 6 1/4 inch slices of tempeh
  • 1 tsp. steak seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. reduced fat shredded provolone
  • 1/2 tbsp. Steak Sauce (I recommend this one by Captain Foods)
  • 1 5-inch french baguette (hallowed out)

How to Make It

  1. Begin by adding 1 tbsp of olive oil into a shallow fry pan. Turn the heat to medium and once the oil heats up add the red pepper flakes and stir.
  2. Add in the shallots and cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften then add the mushrooms, making sure not to overcrowd the pan, and cook for a few minutes until browned. Remove from the pan - leaving the oil in the pan.
  3. Add the onion, another pinch of salt, and cook for a few minutes more. Add the chopped bell peppers and cook until the entire mix has softened up. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside - leaving the excess oil in the pan. 
  1. Still over medium heat, add another tbsp of olive oil and stir, scraping up the bits of peppers, onions, and shallots. Add the tempeh and season with the steak seasoning.
  2. Pan fry for a few minutes on each side until the tempeh has crisped up and is golden. 
  3. Slice the french baguette in half and scrape out the interior bread if you're trying to be more healthy. Evenly distribute the reduced fat provolone onto each side of the baguette and place in the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese begins to melt. Add the tempeh, the cooked onions, peppers, mushrooms and shallots and top with a smear of steak sauce. Serve immediately.