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Portobello ‘steak’ strips

Portobello steak strips - full of dark, smoky flavour, and perfect to use in wraps and sandwiches instead of steak!

These portobello ‘steak’ strips are not:

– identical to real steak
– going to fool anyone into thinking they’re real steak
– as chewy as real steak (…I assume…)

These portobello ‘steak’ strips are:

– dark and smoky and full of flavour
– useful as a vegan alternative for recipes that might otherwise call for steak
– completely delicious in their own right

Portobello steak strips - full of dark, smoky flavour, and perfect to use in wraps and sandwiches instead of steak!

So I hope you’ll forgive the somewhat misleading name – I’m not claiming that these are the perfect steak substitute! Please don’t send me hate mail! But they are great for serving in sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, and any other recipe where you fancy something rich and smoky.

Plus, they’re super super super easy to make. You literally just need to fry up your portobello strips in some sauce, and you’re done. I totally cheated and used a couple of shop-bought sauces to add the deep flavours (why faff around when someone else has already worked out the right flavour combinations for you?), so this recipe took about 5 minutes total.

Portobello steak strips - full of dark, smoky flavour, and perfect to use in wraps and sandwiches instead of steak!

The sauces I used were brown sauce (which is a strangely literal name for a sauce, now that I think about it, but just means HP sauce) and a smoky BBQ sauce that I had in the cupboard, but you can use whatever similar sauces you have to hand! My version wasn’t particularly spicy, but I’m thinking a dash of hot sauce would go down a treat too.

Portobello steak strips - full of dark, smoky flavour, and perfect to use in wraps and sandwiches instead of steak!

I stuck my portobello ‘steak’ strips in a wrap with a big heap of spinach and some salsa and sour cream, which worked really well – the cooling sour cream was great with the dark portobellos! But I’m sure you guys can think of a more interesting way to use these babies – on pizza? In tacos? Stacked up on top of a burger? The possibilities are endless.

Portobello 'steak' strips

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Light lunch
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sauce
  • To serve: tortilla wrap optional, fresh spinach, salsa, sour cream

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, and add the sliced portobellos and garlic. Cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes, until nearly soft. Add the sauces, and cook for a few minutes more, until the mushrooms are fully cooked and well coated in the sauces.
  • If desired, serve in a tortilla wrap with spinach, salsa and sour cream.

Portobello steak strips - full of dark, smoky flavour, and perfect to use in wraps and sandwiches instead of steak!

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Allyson

Sunday 22nd of February 2015

Philly Cheese "steaks" for me!!

Mitzie

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

I put red peas and a little bit of carrot strips in this. It turned out really yummy.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

Sounds great, thanks Mitzie! :)

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Thursday 16th of October 2014

What a perfect celebration of the delicious mushroom, such a good idea Becca!

Danielle Vedmore

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

I love mushrooms! Any mushrooms! Totally delicious! x

Ciara Attwell (@MyFussyEater)

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

These look so so good! I love mushrooms and wouldn't even miss the meat in this recipe.

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