Friday, February 15, 2013

Vegan Open Faced Roast Beef & Gravy

Vegan Open Faced Roast Beef & Gravy
Diners are the mecca for comfort food. Its perfect, there is everything and anything that you can think of that you could want or crave. Most are not the healthiest options but we all love to have these from time to time but not a lot of options for vegans. I make a lot of  recipes and the majority I love to make are diner inspired recipes. This recipe is a vegan version of a diner favorite. You see hot roast beef sandwiches with sides all the time and its always comforting and inviting and this is no different. With its hearty layers and luscious gravy, it will leave you asking "Was that vegan?!". Serve with a side of mashed potatoes or french fries to help sop up that gravy and you have a diner classic turned vegan for your next diner craving. Enjoy!


Ingredients

3 Tablespoons oil or vegan butter/margarine
1/2 pack of Tofurky roast beef deli slices
1/4 red pepper, sliced
1/4 green pepper, sliced
1/4 of a medium onion or half a small onion, thinly sliced
Salt & pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
2 cups water
2 teaspoon vegan pork bouillon 
1 to 2 teaspoons vegan better than beef bouillon (or any you have)
1/4 cups flour

For Serving

Sliced White (Vegan) 1 to 2 slices for each serving
Prepared Mashed Potatoes on the side as a side dish or French fries (Mashed are pictured)

Directions

In a cast iron skillet or medium to large saute pan, place your oil with sliced onions and peppers with your seasonings and salt and pepper to taste and cook on medium until the veggies are sauteed and tender. Once the veggies are tender mix/whisk in flour, mix and saute to cook out the raw flour taste. Once slightly golden add your water mixed with your bouillons and mix or whisk to combine together for gravy until smooth and leave to wait for vegan beef. 

When your gravy and veggies are done, remove your vegan roast beef and place into the gravy and heat the roast beef through. Once heated, remove and arrange pieces between one to two slices (open faced or as a sandwich) of bread and serve with mashed potatoes or french fries. Smother the sandwich (and mashed or french fries) with gravy and enjoy!

-Amy