Like the menu board entering our kitchen / dining room says, “SANDWICHES…we don’t fuck around.” (Special thanks to Amanda for keeping the board up-to-date). Super yummy seitan (super beefy style) pepper cheese steak sandwiches. Get ‘em while they are gooey. Vegetarian but not vegan by a long lacto shot.
Sandwich stuff Ingredients
- 2 bell peppers, julienned
- 1 onion, strips
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp oil (veg or olive)
- 2 – 4 cups thinly sliced beefy seitan
(This wasn’t measured but was about 3/4 of the seitan batch in the linked recipe)
- 1/2 tsp salt
(optional depending on your seitan and your sauce)
- ~1 tbsp freshly ground pepper
- ~1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 Cup butter
- 1/2 to 1 Cup reserved seitan simmering broth
You could serve these sandwiches as is without the cheese sauce below and replace the butter to go vegan, but really? Seriously though you could and I won’t judge, well not really.
Sandwich stuff Process
- Sauté bell peppers, onion, and half the garlic, until tender
- Add seitan, salt and pepper(s), until heated
- Blend in butter, remaining garlic, and reserved seitan simmering broth
- Toast, broil, heat split rolls
- Fill them rolls up with goodness
- Generously top with cheese sauce
Woohoo! So good.
Yummy happy converstation stopper and starter right there.
Some of the beverages we were sampling that night. Between Nicole’s family and Jordan’s family home brewing beer and sodas, the John Nese interview I shared, and our insatiable quest for flavor experiences life just keeps getting better.
Oh yeah, we still have to make the cheese sauce…
Cheese Sauce Ingredients
- 3/4 to 1 Cup butter
- 3 Cups cheese
(I used swiss and pepper jack for these sandwiches)
- 1 Cup sour cream
- Green chilies
(I am lazy and used canned diced green chilies)
Cheese Sauce Process
- Melt butter over medium heat
- Reduce heat to medium-low
DO NOT ALLOW TO REACH BOIL
- Stir in cheese slowly until thoroughly melted and combined
- Mix in sour cream and green chilies
You could put this on anything. Yikes is it rich.
But how about another shot of the sandwiches with this sauce? Somehow I failed to take many decent pictures of the sandwiches themselves, but I was more concerned with cooking, eating, and socializing than cataloguing the recipe and finished dish.
After all this yummy food we headed outside to play frisbee around the neighborhood and at the shopping center parking lot near our house. We had quite the adventure hopping the wall to get to the shopping center (no easy way to walk to the shopping center that is just behind the houses across the street from ours?), created an ultimate frisbee field (soccer style) with empty shopping cart corrals, attempted to get beverages in the Carls Jr. drive through without a car (resorting to asking a pizza delivery driver taking a lunch break to buy lemonade and water for us like teenagers begging for somebody over 21 to buy beer), were harrassed by a security officer who decided we were cool and then through conversation we realized we knew the same people from where he used to work at the Wild Animal Park.
As they say, good times.