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Vegan Italian Beef Sandwich

by Marcus Ducheine on Dec 07, 2022

Vegan Italian Beef Sandwich

Vegan Italian Beef Sandwich


  • 4 French bread rolls
  • 1lb ChickBeaf


  • 3 cups Beefless Broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire (vegan)
  • 2 Tbsp mushroom seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


(adapted from Brian Lagerstrom)

  • 150 grams each of cauliflower, celery, green bell pepper, carrots, and serrano peppers. Use 75 grams of serrano for less spicy.
  • 1 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 cup soybean oil (or use olive oil)


  • To make the Giardiniera, chop up your veggies as fine as you like them.
  • Add the vinegar, water, salt, oregano and chili flakes to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the veggies and then turn off the heat. Allow to come to room temperature.
  • Once veggies and brine have cooled add them to a jar and refrigerate for 2 days.
  • Strain the veggies and then add back to a jar and cover with the oil. Store in the fridge for another 2 days, then it'll be ready for use!
  • Open the vegan beaf and warm up in pan.
  • To make the Jus, simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Add the Jus to the pan with beaf and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes or until beaf has darkened and absorbed the flavor of the Jus.
  • Split your French Roll down the middle, keeping a hinge, and then pile up your vegan beef, followed by the Giardiniera and then drizzle on more Jus if you like! I had a small side of the Jus for dipping which I really liked!
  • ENJOY!