I tend to go veg time to time, sometimes for just a week, sometimes for months. Or I guess Pescatarian as I will eat fish. I really wish I could just kick meat all together but working on it. Having worked for a famous butcher, as well dish up meat of all sorts at work. Knowledge of the industry, the good and the bad; I'm more of a peaceful animal lover these days but we know the market is not going away.. not for a very long time. Little trick terms on non gmo, humanely this or that, cage free, grain fed ... end of day if the animal grew up in a slaughter house or on a farm in Napa with a little massage daily living among the vineyards... in the end they were killed, skinned and sent to a butcher or processing house near you! Nuff' said on that front... let's get to it.
So you are Veg but your Significant other IS NOT! That is me 6 days out of the week. This is a quick get there, indulge bite for dinner.
- For two I brought home two crusty sandwich sized Sourdough Rolls. Hey we are in the Bay Area not Philly but the intention is good.
- Green Bell Peppers, medium one per person.
- Purple onion, medium sliced in elongated chunks.
- Mushrooms. Thick sliced about a 1/2 cup for a meat eater but a cup or more if not eating meat.
- If you got that meat eater significant, a semi thick slice of roast beef to 1/3lb or so will do FOR HIS SANDWICH. You will just chop it down and fry it up a bit to make it well done.
- Cheesy melty cheese! I love Land o Lakes White American for this but utilize whatever you want. About 6 thick slices for two sandwiches.
Slice the bell pepper, onion and usually can buy the mushrooms sliced. Chop it down however you want but for non meat eaters the bigger the better. Throw in a pan with a light coating of olive oil, salt, whatever you desire. On a work night I sprinkle in some garlic powder, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 10 minutes then pump up the temp to broil for another 5 minutes. Your veggies should be roasted tender.
Slice your rolls in half if not done so already. Place cheese, filling and then top with another layer of cheese slices and place on a foil lined pan.
I STRONGLY suggest using a crusty roll with soft insides. Believe me, the crunch and texture you will get is unbelievably good! Put in the oven for about 3-5 minutes on 400 to get the rolls hot crusty and the cheese melted! Pull, slice and serve!
This looks burnt but believe me it was just a tan on the crust and the crunch on the outside but the still crusty soft inside blanketing your ingredients is heaven!!
Remember, Life is Too Short to Eat Badly! :)