This is a monster sandwich, there are no two ways about it. And it has some kick, so feel free to modify the spices if you don’t like hot food. Nobody will know that you wussed out. But we think it’s pretty much perfect as is.
Mexican Stacked Sandwich
Feeds 3 people generously
1/4 cup vegannaise
1 Tbsp prepared salsa
1/4 tsp cayenne (drop it if you want)
1/4 cup broth
1 Tbsp tamari
1/2 a chipotle with adobo, minced as finely as possible
juice from 1/2 a lime
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder (any kind, we like chipotle), divided
pinch of sugar
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 an onion, sliced thinly (about 1/2 a cup)
1/2 a red pepper, sliced thinly (about 1 cup)
2 Tbsp pickled jalapenos, chopped and blotted dry (optional, but awesome)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
12 oz seitan, cut in thin stips (kind of like shaved)
salt and pepper to taste
sandwich parts : rolls/bread, lettuce and sliced tomatoes
Make the dressing for the sandwich. Combine the vegennaise, salsa and cayenne. Stir to mix and set aside to meld.
Make saucy part. Combine the broth, tamari, chipotle, lime juice, cumin, 1/2 tsp chili powder and a pinch of sugar. Set aside.
Cut your bread in half and remove some of the insides so the filling will fit a little better. Broil it, cut side up, until lightly browned. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Saute the onions until almost clear, then add the peppers, garlic, the rest of the chili powder and seitan. Cook for a few minutes, lightly browning the seitan. Add the broth mixture and toss and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Parts of the seitan will probably break up, but that’s ok. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Slather some sauce on the top and bottom of the bread. Layer the seitan, lettuce and tomatoes and dig in. Here it is in all its glory, on homemade bread.
Now for the CONTEST! This is cross posted from the PPK, where Isa kindly let me post it for better exposure.
Some of you may already know this, but if you haven’t heard we’re trying to keep Hezbollah Tofu up and running while Equus takes a mini break. To do that, I’m asking for your help!
If you’ve enjoyed the Hezbollah Tofu blog and thought about doing a recipe but didn’t get around to it, please do it now! We desperately need recipes to post and to keep this awesome collective project going.
To entice you just a little more (and hopefully motivate you), how about a Recipe Drive? If you submit a recipe between now and the end of January, you’ll be randomly entered in a drawing to win a free cookbook put out by the VeganEtsy Team.
All you need to do is veganize a recipe originally written by Anthony Bourdain (some are available online, or get the book from your library) and send it to us.
To keep going, Hezbollah Tofu needs you. Please send your recipes to us at [email protected]
Thanks! And get cooking!