Portobello Steak Sammie
Bring to your summer potluck
I don’t think I have ever eaten a steak sandwich – that is to say, when I did eat meat many moons ago. I’ve had some excellent versions made from seitan and tofu. I love mushrooms and they are so good for you – they have many medicinal properties and contain various phytochemicals and vitamins to help us fight disease. Mushrooms are a great meat substitute because they are unprocessed (a whole food) and can have a very meaty texture depending how they are prepared.
Because I am always looking to create easy, yet healthy and delicious dishes, this one was born!
1 large portobello mushroom sliced
1 large onion sliced
1 red bell pepper sliced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 T Soy sauce, tamari or Braggs aminos
freshly ground black pepper
Heat a large skillet (ideally cast iron). Throw in the onions and peppers, a pinch of salt and stir. They will release their liquid so you should not have to add any. Cook for several minutes (5-7) until they soften slightly – they will get some char marks in the cast iron skillet which is good! Add your mushrooms and garlic and continue to stir occasionally until the mushrooms are soft about 5-7 minutes. Drizzle on your soy sauce and stir to incorporate. Add a few turns of freshly ground black pepper, cook another minute or two.
Serve on a toasted Ezekiel or whole wheat hamburger bun (or roll) with slaw, sweet and dill pickles and hot sauce if desired!