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Philly Cheese Shiitake with Slaw

Fat Annie's
  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation: 10
  • Cooking: 20
  • Ready: 30

A deliciously indulgent Philly Cheesesteak with meaty shiitake mushrooms giving this classic sandwich a vegan twist!


For the Philly cheese shiitake

  • 100 g shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ green pepper, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 75 g of your favourite grated vegan cheese (we use Violife)
  • 2 bread rolls

For the slaw

  • ¼ of a white cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ¼ of a red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 300 ml rice wine vinegar
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds


First make your slaw: add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and mustard seeds in a pan and bring to a boil until the sugar dissolves.  Let it cool then pour over the chopped vegetables and set aside in the fridge.

In a pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil on a medium heat and fry up the onions until translucent.

Add the mushrooms and the paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper and stir for 5 minutes until the mushrooms begin to brown.

Turn up to a higher heat and add the pepper and minced garlic and stir continuously for 2 minutes.

Add the soy sauce and the cheese and stir together until the cheese melts into the mixture.

Toast the inside of the buns and slide the mixture into the buns.

Serve with the slaw on the side.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Fat Annie’s

Starting out in 2014 selling hot dogs on the streets of Manchester, Fat Annie’s now has a permanent home in the Food Hall of Leeds Kirkgate Market. After seeing that the amount of meat being eaten in the developed world is not sustainable, they made the decision to go completely meat free last year – and the response has been amazing! Fat Annie’s points out that the world doesn’t need another meaty food joint and they’re proud to be part of the solution, not the problem.

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