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I have never actually had a Philly cheesesteak. I'll sheepishly admit to having the artichoke sandwich from Penn Station along with a huge portion of those fresh-cut, skin-on fries. Yum, yum, yum. But even in my pre-veg days, I never tried a cheesesteak. I did once have a middling seitan sandwich imitating a cheesesteak in Reading Terminal Market, but I remember it being chewy and tough.
Alex, of course, is a fan of the real thing. That's my Philly boy for you.
So in honor of the Phillies in the playoffs, we made cheesesteaks at home. I cooked up some veggies to go with the Lightelife steak style strips, and the sandwich was a winner. I sliced red onion, mushrooms, green bell pepper, and cooked these with the fake meat in a skillet. To make it authentically Philly-style, put some cheese on top of your veggies, then place the bread on top and cover for a minute or so to steam the bread.
Honestly, I'd prefer to eat the veggies in a sandwich on their own, but Alex gave the steak strips a thumbs-up.