Philly Portobello Steak Sandwich

Quick, simple, healthy comfort food for those busy nights. This sandwich is full of veggies, a touch of optional spice, and loads of flavor. Meatless Mondays just took it up a notch!

Makes 6 sandwiches

4 Portobello mushrooms (de-stemmed)
1 small green bell pepper
1 small red bell pepper
2 cups spinach
1 sweet onion
2 cherry bomb peppers (optional for spicy version)
1 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
1 tablespoon parsley
Your favorite oil for sauteing veggies (or veggie broth if not using oil)
2 tablespoons brown rice flour
½ cup veggie broth
Himalayan pink salt and ground black pepper to taste
Sprouted wheat or gluten free hot dog buns or sub sandwich rolls

Optional topping:
Creamy Alfredo Sauce (make just the sauce portion of the recipe, omit the mushrooms but do everything else)

A note from the Chef: The cherry bomb peppers add an extra level of flavor and spice. You can omit or even sub any other hot peppers you may like. The Alfredo sauce gives it an extra creamy taste without compromising flavor or the vegan factor. Follow the recipe given and just make the sauce portion. Feel free to add cheese if you aren’t concerned with it being totally vegan.

1. Wash and thinly slice mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach, cheery bomb peppers and onion.

2. Saute garlic in a pan using oil or veggie broth until lightly browned. Add veggies and cook covered until mushrooms release some liquid.

3. Add parsley, salt and pepper and mix well. Remove cover and add flour and veggie broth and continue to cook until juice thickens.

4. Remove from heat and serve in buns. Top with Creamy Alfredo Sauce if you want an extra layer of creaminess. Also serves well with a side of green bean fries (made with using the Asparagus Fries recipe but sub green beans).

Sophia DeSantis is the author of Veggies Don’t Bite, a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free food blog targeted to all types of eaters. She is the mom of two beautiful boys and wife to an amazing husband. Her and her family live a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free life 90% of the time because she believes that the stress of having to be perfect shouldn’t overpower the benefits that their healthy lifestyle brings. Through her website, she hopes to reach anybody interested in making a positive health change in their life.