On this page I’m sharing the recipe for vegetarian Philly Cheesesteak. A Cheesesteak a bread roll that’s normally topped with steak strips and melted cheese. It originated in the American city Philadelphia, hence the name. I created a vegetarian version of the classic Philly Cheesesteak. On this page you can find the recipe so you can make your own veggie Philly Cheesesteak at home.
The only thing you’ll have to do to transform your Philly Cheesesteak to a vegetarian version is to find a good replacement for the meat. I suggest that you have a look at the vegetarian selection of your local supermarkt. There are so many good meat replacements out there nowadays that it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a good replacement. I used the ‘Veggie Stooflapjes’ from Dutch supermarket Jumbo. It’s a meat replacement that you’d normally use for stews. But perhaps your supermarket has another great vegetarian variety for beefsteak. Just make sure to cut thin strips from your vegetarian steak.
The most used cheeses for Philly Cheesesteaks are Provolone or Cheddar. But feel free to pick a cheese of your choice!
I’ve made my vegetarian Philly Cheesesteak with green bell pepper but you can also go for mushrooms. Most Americans don’t eat any veggies on their cheesesteak by the way but I always try to add some fruit or veggies to my lunch.
Recipe vegetarian Philly Cheesesteak
This recipe is perfect for lunch for two.
1 package of vegetarian beef strips (about 200 grams)
1 green bell pepper
1 small onion
1 clove of garlic
100 grams of grated cheese
Finely chop the onion and the garlic. Warm some oil in a frying pan and shortly fry the onion and garlic. Cut the top of the green bell pepper and remove the core wit the seeds. Cut the bell pepper in rings and add them to the onions.
Prepare the vegetarian steak strips as stated on the package in a different skillet.
Cut the baguette in two. Slice both pieces lengthwise.
Divide the onion, garlic and bell pepper rings over the bottom halves. Top with the fried veggie meat. Sprinkle with the grated cheese.
Put the Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches in an oven grill for 3 minutes until the cheese is nicely melted. Serve with the top halves of the sandwiches.