Tofu Philly Cheesesteaks

Happy National I Love Food Day! To celebrate, I wanted to make something that I LOVE… Philly Cheesesteaks! With tofu “beef”, cheese sauce, mayo, and grilled peppers & onions, you really can’t go wrong. This is a super simple recipe to make, so let’s dive right into it!

I’m really excited to announce that this recipe is in collaboration with Follow Your Heart! They’re one of my favorite brands, and I’ve gotten so many requests to make more recipes using their products from y’all, since they’re so accessible across the US. The products I used in this recipe are their Original Vegenaise, & Cheddar Style Shreds. Trust me, they truly make this recipe special.

You’ll want to start out by making your cheese sauce, that way it can just keep warm on the stove while you get everything else prepped. Add your Follow Your Heart Cheddar Shreds & Almond Milk (with salt to taste) into a saucepan over medium heat & whisk until smooth. Start with less almond milk at first and add more as needed, you want this to be a thicker style cheese sauce & not something super runny.

To make the tofu “beef” strips, you’ll need to start by making a marinade. Combine your vegetable broth, soy sauce, vegan Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, & pepper into a bowl and whisk well. Cut your extra firm tofu into really thin strips, and place in the marinade to let sit for at least 10 minutes, up to 30 minutes. Heat a skillet over medium – high heat and add in some cooking oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add in your tofu strips with all the marinade & allow to cook until the tofu is browned & the liquid has evaporated.

For the peppers onions, slice your green bell peppers & yellow onion into thin strips. Add to a skillet over medium heat with some cooking oil, salt, pepper, and dried oregano. Cook until browned. Once you have everything ready, toast up a hoagie roll or ciabatta roll, smear with some vegenaise, and then add in your tofu, peppers & onions, and allllllll of that delicious cheese sauce.

And that’s it! Super easy, super delicious, and definitely something amazing to make for National I Love Food Day. Once again, I just want to give a big thanks to Follow Your Heart for sponsoring this recipe and allowing me to share it with y’all! It’s truly delicious. As always, if you make this, make sure to tag me @plvntfood / #plvntfood and tag @followyourheart as well, so we can all see it! Love y’all with my cold little heart.

Tofu Philly Cheesesteaks

These VEGAN Tofu Philly Cheesesteaks are the perfect way to celebrate National I Love Food Day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author PLVNTFOOD by Chef Brianna Gallo

Ingredients

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable broth
  • Salt / pepper to taste
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 bag Follow Your Heart Cheddar Shreds
  • 1/2-1 cup regular unsweetened almond milk
  • 2-4 sandwich / hoagie rolls toasted
  • 2 tbsp Follow Your Heart Vegenaise per sandwich
  • Cooking oil as needed

Instructions

  1. Mix your vegetable broth, soy sauce, vegan Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt / pepper to taste in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Slice your tofu into thin strips, and place into the marinade. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium – high heat and add in some cooking oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add in your tofu strips with all the marinade & allow to cook until the tofu is browned.

  4. Slice your bell pepper and onion into fine strips. Add to another skillet over medium heat with some cooking oil to coat the bottom, season with salt / pepper to taste &dried oregano. Cook until the peppers and onions are soft and slightly charred.

  5. In a sauce pan, add your cheddar shreds, almond milk, salt & pepper to taste. Whisk until completely smooth, and you want this to be a little thicker, not incredibly thin.

  6. Toast up your hoagie rolls, smear on some vegenaise, then add your tofu, peppers & onions, and cheese sauce.

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