Easy Tofurkey Cheesesteak

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I totally stole this idea.  One of Eugene's best food carts is just a few blocks away.  Viva Vegetarian sells
Tofurkey hot dogs and shredded BBQ sandwiches and Tempeh Reubens . . . AND CHEESESTEAKS!!! The Tofurkey is thinky sliced and tender, like I'd never made myself. After a few trials (tasty trials), I came up with my own version. Definitely an idea worth stealing.


Easy Tofurkey Cheesesteaks
1 package Tofurkey Kielbasa (4 Sausages)
1 tbs vegetable oil
1 medium onion, halved and sliced
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup water
2 tbs nutritional yeast
1/2 small lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tbs vegan Worcestershire sauce
6 hoagie rolls

Take each sausage and cut in half length-wise, then width-wise. Cut each quarter into thin slices. Set aside. Heat the oil in a saute pan set to medium-high. Saute the onions and green pepper until the onions begin to brown. Stir in the Tofurkey and saute for a couple minutes, until warm. Stir toghether the water, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, paprika and vegan Worcestershire sauce. Pour into the saute pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed. Divide amongst six toasted hoagie rolls and serve.

6 Servings: 413 cal (13g fat, 50g carbs, 27g protein)



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  1. Wow, that looks amazing.

  2. *doing a dance doing a dance doing a dance round your cheesesteak*

  3. Wow. I really want a cheesesteak right about now!

  4. Looks delicious!!!

  5. sgcorrie Says:
  6. I am not ashamed to admit I have made that two hour drive from Portland just to go to Viva. Their cheezesteaks rock, and I'm happy to see you recreate it!

  7. Jacklyn Says:
  8. yum! i always use seitan..this way looks a lot better!

  9. Anonymous Says:
  10. That's a fun idea to use Tofurky. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Dave Says:
  12. Thief! JUST kidding. I am flattered you are such a fan of my food.

    I was surprised to see you decided to use the Tofurky Kielbasa as the base ingredient. I'll give you a good tip, without divulging my secret patent pending recipe. Try using Tofurky brand deli slices. You can get a pack of "Hickory Smoked" pretty cheap at Trader Joe's. This isn't the exact kind I use for the cheesesteak, but I think this will allow you to achieve something closer to the real thing texturally.
    And if you just can't seem to get it, you know were to find us!
    12th and Willamette. 11-4, Monday through Saturday.

    Viva! Vegetarian Grill

  13. Even if I can seem to get it, I know where to find you. Thanks for the tip, Dave.

  14. Ahadi Says:
  15. I made these for dinner tonight and they are AMAZING! Delicious!


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