5-Star Portobello "Pepper-Steak" ~ Vegetarian

Difficult to believe, but true this dish has every bit as much flavor as Beef Pepper Steak, but virtually no fat and no cholesterol ~

I think you'll like it whether you are a vegan/vegetarian or not.

The red, green bell peppers, and onions and are sliced then "sauteed" in either water or vegetable broth (to make it vegan-friendly); I used low sodium chicken broth.

The rest of the sauce ingredients are soy or tamari sauce (I use low sodium), additional broth or water, and oregano or thyme.

The sliced portobello mushrooms (I used 2 medium size) are added as the sauce develops, they become tender and meaty in a matter of minutes, the liquid they exude as they cook further enhance the depth of the sauce. The final touch is a few drops of hot Asian chili oil or cayenne pepper. I garnish with lots of fresh oregano.

This one gets 5 out of 5 stars at my house. I hope you'll give it a try if it sounds appealing to you. :)

If you would like a printable copy of the recipe you can find it on my recipe blog:


  1. Looks yummy! I like the combination of strong flavours with the portobello mushrooms. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mari, this sounds wonderful. I know I will enjoy the recipes you will be posting.

  3. I love using portobellos as meat! When they are grilled, they make a wonderful "burger".

  4. Now that is a gorgeous meal!
    Who would not be happy with that for dinner!

  5. I love using Ports too..w/ a burger minus the burger..

    This looks wonderful..I look forward to adding great new recipes for your répertoire!

  6. I can't wait to try this recipe, Mari. Trying your leaner, more health conscious recipes will be good for me (and my family).

  7. Thank you everybody!! And thank you for the other suggestions for using portobellos. I love them grilled, too. I honestly have been just as happy with one as I could be with a nice beef filet steak. They are going to be on the menu a lot more often. :)


  8. Portobello as meat sounds interesting! The sauce sounds really delicous!

  9. I love portobellos. Definitely easy to substitute for meat. When my daughter followed a vegetarian diet, we often grilled portobellos when everyone else was having hamburgers. Love them!

    Can't wait to try this dish. Beautiful, Mari!

  10. That looks so colourful and good! A great way to enjoy portobello mushrooms!

  11. I like this, I have to try it! :)


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