This is a dinner I came up with “on the fly” recently. I’ve had it on my mind for a while, and I usually have most of the ingredients in my fridge, so it was just a matter of time until it actually came together. Portobella mushrooms are a great filler for any meatless meal, they are hearty, and can easily adapt to most recipes that include beef or chicken. These sandwiches are filled to the rim with sauteed portobellas, peppers and onions…and then topped with melty provolone cheese. Top with your favorite steak sauce and you’ve got yourself a great dinner sandwich.
Baby Bella Philly Sandwiches
makes 2-3 sandwiches
1 8oz pack of sliced Baby Bella mushrooms
2 tablespoons flour, seasoned with pinch garlic powder, salt and pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, sliced thin
1 red or green bell pepper sliced thin
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pinch dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons of water, vegetable broth or red wine
4 slices of provolone cheese
2-3 whole wheat hoagie rolls, split & drizzled with olive oil and lightly sprinkled with garlic powder
Steak Sauce, for serving
Toss sliced mushrooms with seasoned flour until lightly coated, set aside.
In a large non stick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil and add mushrooms to pan. Cook mushrooms over medium heat until they start to brown, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside. In same pan, add garlic, onions and peppers and season with salt, pepper and dried oregano. Cook until lightly browned and soft about 7 minutes. Add two tablespoons of liquid (water, vegetable broth or red wine) to pan to deglaze. Stir vegetables to pick up all the flavors from bottom of pan and set aside.
Place seasoned split rolls under broiler for about 1-2 minutes until lightly toasted. Take rolls out of oven, fill with mushrooms, then onion and pepper mixture then top with provolone cheese. Place sandwiches back under broiler and cook for about 1 minute or until cheese is bubbly, watching carefully to not burn.
Serve with steak sauce and sweet potato fries.
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