- 2 large portabello mushroom caps slices thinly
- 1 box vegan Mushroom and Onion Soup mix (2 packets)
- 7 cups water
- 1/2 cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- 1/4 vegan red wine vinegar
- 6 cloves garlic (peeled, 5 minced, one sliced)
- 1 medium red onion sliced into thin rings
- 4 tablespoon soy non-hydrogenated vegan margarine
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- dash of sea salt
- 1 baguette, preferably covered with poppyseeds, anise, and sesame seeds
In a large stewing pot combine the 7 cups water and the 2 packets of soup mix. Set on high to bring to a boil. Add the Liquid Aminos, vegan red wine vinegar and 4 cloves of minced garlic. Add the mushrooms slowly and allow to simmer on medium high, stiring frequently.
In a skillet add one tablespoon margerine, onion rings, remaining garlic, and dash of sea salt. Bring to temperature at medium-high and saute until carmely brown. While they are cooking, slice the baguette in half horizontally, and then vetically on a diagonal to achieve the sandwhich size you desire.
At this point check the mushrooms in the simmer pot. If they are soft and pliable reduce heat. If not, continue simmering. Once mushrooms reach desired consistency, strain them from the broth. (I use a large tea strainer for this purpose, but use what you have.
Place the mushrooms into the skillet with the onions and let rest over medium high to lightly brown the mushrooms. While this is happening spread the remaining margerine over the vegan bread pieces, following with a rub from the peeled and lightly smashed garlic clove.
When lightly browned, remove the mushroom and onion mixture from the skillet to a plate or bowl. You then have a choice: You can broil the vegan bread in the oven or skillet fry it to the desire toastiness. While this is happening, pour the broth into small bowls and place on plates. (This will allow the broth to cool to a palatable temperature.)
When the vegan bread is completed, spread as much of the mushroom mixture over the bottom piece of vegan bread as you can. Immediately place the top piece on the sandwhich (otherwise it might all fall off!).
A salad would be a great side dish for this entre! (Soup is likely not a good idea, with the Au Jus and all!)
Serves 2 for a hearty dinner or 4 for a light lunch.