Shroom Sammy with Jalapeño Cheddar Sauce

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I am not winning any awards in naming my recipes. Seriously, I think this is one of the most difficult things about posting recipes; there is a fine line between being descriptive and being dull. That being said, this is what you get for this bad boy: a shroom sammy with jalapeno cheddar sauce because… that’s exactly what this sandwich is.

After I saw ‘The Sexy Vegan’ slice his shrooms horizontally… I wanted to do it! I was originally dreaming of  doing a philly cheeze steak (wit whiz of course) but then I had all these jalapanos that I needed to eat up so into the sauce they went. And out came a meaty, spicy, sloppy, man sandwich!

It also doesn’t hurt that I made homemade dutch crunch rolls to go with. Besides trying to win a girlfriend of the year award, I have been trying to make my own bread as much as possible. Why? Because it’s FUN and I seem to enjoy spending every last drop of my non-working time in my kitchen. For all of you not-near-the-bay area folks, dutch crunch bread is out of this world! Hands down my favorite sandwich bread, I usually top this with avocado, fresh summer tomatoes and sprouts. I used this recipe from The Baking Barrister and used almond milk. It turned out perfect!

This bread definitely helps to make the sandwich but you can sub store-bought if you don’t have an extra 3 hours to make dinner.

Shroom Sammy

Shroom Filling

3 large portabello mushroom caps, cleaned
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Combine the above ingredients together and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven (or the grill- it is getting to be grill season!) to 400 degrees. Place the mushrooms in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Remove and let cool until just slightly warm.

Now you are ready to slice. With a very sharp knife, thinly slice the mushroom cap horizontally, creating thin ‘beef-like’ strips. Do this to all of the mushrooms.

Heat a large skillet to medium-high. Add 1 yellow onion, sliced very thinly. Cook for a few minutes until slightly caramelized. Add the sliced mushrooms and homemade Philly-BBQ sauce (below). Cook for 5-10 minutes until warmed through and reduced.

Philly-BBQ Sauce:

1 tbsp. vegetarian worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 cup BBQ sauce- purchased or homemade

Jalapeno Cheddar Sauce

3 tbsp. Earth Balance Margarine
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 cup soy or almond milk
3 tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp. tomato paste
1/2 tsp. agave nectar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped Jalapeno peppers

Melt margarine over medium heat, stir in the flour and wisk to combine. Heat for a few minutes until it becomes golden-brown and smells nutty. Add the milk, nutritional yeast, jalapenos, garlic powder to the flour mixture and bring to a boil. Keep wisking the mixture the entire time you are heating it. Reduce heat to medium-low and let sauce thicken. Stir in agave and rice wine vinegar.

So serve your Sammies:
Top dutch crunch roll with sauce, layer mushrooms on top. I added some mixed greens to mine but dress up how you like it!


What’s your favorite manly sammy?

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  • v shipp

    Oh my! I have everything in my fridge – how exciting! Thanks for sharing – yum!

  • Morgan

    Oh my HECK girl! That looks AMAZING! Seriously, this is 100% my type of food. I am just such a sandwich, wrap type of girl and I love the flavors you have thrown together! The jalp cheddar sauce sounds awesome too! I think this needs to be made for my hubby too so I can win the wife of the year award! :D

    You rolls look awesome too! I loooove homemade bread and rolls. They are just on another level to store bought. My kids go crazy when I make homemade bread for them and its waiting for them when they get home from school all warm. And I totally thought the way the sexy vegan sliced his shrooms was so clever too! It makes it easier to eat I think!

    I agree that naming recipes kinda sucks. Mine are always boring and plain and just like “buffalo sandwich with the works.” hahaha. I am NOT creative with names. I wish I was. Oh well though, I guess its the flavors that count most, right??!!! P.s. when I saw the post title to this recipe I knew I had to go look, so I would say you did a great job on naming it and drawing attentiobn!

    • DK

      Awesome! Thanks so much for commenting. This was definitly a man sandwich.. just as much for my taste as BLs! :) Hope you like it and thanks for showing me the shroom trick- love it! I try not to eat so much tempeh/tofu/fake meat and love learning more veggie tricks.

  • Jillseph

    YUP. Making this soon (sans homemade rolls). Looks delicious, Al! And I love that you’re repping Philly in your blog.

    • DK

      Ha! I DID think of you when I was writing this post and our trail mix adventure around Philly!