Thursday , 27 April 2017

Hummus Cheese “Steaks”

Do you love hummus?

Are you a mushroom maniac?

Are peppers and onions your fav?

Do you like gooey melty cheese?

No?

Get out.
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Lol, but seriously.  If you’re a fan of the ingredients mentioned above you will love these.  They’re deliciously messy.

I’ve mentioned before that we’ve been saving for a down payment on a house and in our quest to cut our already limited spending budget even more; I started cooking dinner five nights a week instead of the typical four that I used to make.

Since I added another meal to save money we’ve actually been eating two vegetarian meals a week since produce is a heck of a lot cheaper than meat.  Plus with our awesome CSA hooking us up on a weekly basis I’ve always got something fresh and local.

Now my husband likes to playfully (I think, err…hope?) complain about how he’s not a vegetarian, blah blah blah 😛 Yet every time I actually serve him these vegetarian dishes I never hear any complaints about the flavor and usually hear him talking about how much he likes the dish – go figure.

We’re also giant fans of cheesesteaks so when I ran across this vegetarian version I was sold.  A generous amount of hummus gets spread across some cute mini sub buns (whole wheat even!) I found, topped with sautéed mushrooms, peppers and onions, then all topped off with a slice of provolone and thrown under the broiler to melt the cheese and lightly toast the bun.

I used a reduced fat provolone and roasted garlic hummus (my fav!) but feel free to customize it and make it your own.

Hummus Cheese “Steaks”

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 366

Fat per serving: 15.2

Hummus Cheese “Steaks”

Ingredients

  • 4 whole grain mini sub buns – alternatively you could just use two full size hoagie buns cut in half width-wise
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large poblano pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • Pepper
  • 8 oz of hummus (I used roasted garlic hummus, but pick you fav flavor)
  • 4 slices of reduced fat cheese (I used reduced fat provolone)

Preparation

  1. Preheat broiler. Pull out some of the inside for the buns to slightly hollow them out. Place on a broiler safe pan cut sides up and broil for 1 minute or until lightly toasted.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat high. Add mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and sauté for 2 – 3 minutes. Season with soy sauce, crushed red pepper, thyme and black pepper and continue to cook for another 2 – 3 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Spread hummus on both sides of bread (about 2 oz per sandwich). Rip each cheese slice into two pieces length-wise. Top one side of bun with vegetable mixture and place two halves of one pieces of cheese over veggies to make four sandwiches.
  4. Place sandwich halves back on broiler safe pan and broiler another minute or two until the cheese is melted.
http://foodjaunts.com/hummus-cheese-steaks/

Adapted from Cooking Light.

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6 comments

  1. Oh my Goodness… you’ve done it! You’ve managed to combine some of my favourite flavours in the whole wide world into one gorgeous recipe!! And, I would have never thought to combine hummus and cheese! What a delicious and nutrient rich revamp on traditional cheese sauce… love the idea!

  2. Delicious idea! I love all of those ingredients and I’m sure they would taste fantastic together.
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  3. OK – now this is a sandwich that I could eat even though I’m not much of a sandwich eater. I love everything about this, especially the mushrooms – YUM!!!

  4. oooh! I have never thought of combining hummus and cheese! But yes! I would looooove to try these for sure!! You’re a genius! oohh and they look so good… Hummus is so healthy too! 🙂
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  5. It’s pretty hard to beat regular cheese steaks, but these just may do it! Hummus is such versatile – and tasty! – stuff you can use it dozens of different ways. Fun recipe! Thanks.
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  6. Yes I love all those things! Deliciousness!
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