Mexican Stacked Sandwich and Contest!

Sandwich Filling

This is a monster sandwich, there are no two ways about it. And it has some kick, so feel free to modify the spices if you don’t like hot food. Nobody will know that you wussed out. But we think it’s pretty much perfect as is.

Mexican Stacked Sandwich
Feeds 3 people generously

1/4 cup vegannaise
1 Tbsp prepared salsa
1/4 tsp cayenne (drop it if you want)
1/4 cup broth
1 Tbsp tamari
1/2 a chipotle with adobo, minced as finely as possible
juice from 1/2 a lime
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder (any kind, we like chipotle), divided
pinch of sugar
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 an onion, sliced thinly (about 1/2 a cup)
1/2 a red pepper, sliced thinly (about 1 cup)
2 Tbsp pickled jalapenos, chopped and blotted dry (optional, but awesome)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
12 oz seitan, cut in thin stips (kind of like shaved)
salt and pepper to taste
sandwich parts : rolls/bread, lettuce and sliced tomatoes

Make the dressing for the sandwich. Combine the vegennaise, salsa and cayenne. Stir to mix and set aside to meld.

Make saucy part. Combine the broth, tamari, chipotle, lime juice, cumin, 1/2 tsp chili powder and a pinch of sugar. Set aside.

Cut your bread in half and remove some of the insides so the filling will fit a little better. Broil it, cut side up, until lightly browned. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Saute the onions until almost clear, then add the peppers, garlic, the rest of the chili powder and seitan. Cook for a few minutes, lightly browning the seitan. Add the broth mixture and toss and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Parts of the seitan will probably break up, but that’s ok. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Slather some sauce on the top and bottom of the bread. Layer the seitan, lettuce and tomatoes and dig in. Here it is in all its glory, on homemade bread.

Now for the CONTEST! This is cross posted from the PPK, where Isa kindly let me post it for better exposure.

Some of you may already know this, but if you haven’t heard we’re trying to keep Hezbollah Tofu up and running while Equus takes a mini break. To do that, I’m asking for your help!

If you’ve enjoyed the Hezbollah Tofu blog and thought about doing a recipe but didn’t get around to it, please do it now! We desperately need recipes to post and to keep this awesome collective project going.

To entice you just a little more (and hopefully motivate you), how about a Recipe Drive? If you submit a recipe between now and the end of January, you’ll be randomly entered in a drawing to win a free cookbook put out by the VeganEtsy Team.

All you need to do is veganize a recipe originally written by Anthony Bourdain (some are available online, or get the book from your library) and send it to us.

To keep going, Hezbollah Tofu needs you. Please send your recipes to us at

Thanks! And get cooking!

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  1. Posted December 29, 2008 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Yum! What an incredible sammich!

  2. Posted December 29, 2008 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Oh, yummy! That sandwich looks incredible!

  3. Posted December 30, 2008 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    Mexi-sammich looks awesome. I’m so glad there’s interest in keeping the hezbollah tofu alive. The posted recipes are great. I’ll try to get a recipe in. Vive le heztofu!

  4. Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Whoa. That is one super delicious looking sammich.

  5. Posted December 30, 2008 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, everybody. We really liked that sandwich.

    Jenn, please send a recipe!

  6. Posted December 31, 2008 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    NEW POSTS STARTING IN 2009 on my new and improved blog:
    until then please visit:

  7. Posted January 2, 2009 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Happy New Year! What a yumy sandwich.

  8. Posted January 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I am drooling. so yummmy looking

  9. Posted January 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    That sandwich looks sooo good. The homemade bread looks awesome.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    i miss the hezbollah tofu blog! is there a place where all the recipes are stored (because they were really good!)?
    why did the blog disappear, anyway?

  11. Posted October 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous, I miss HT, too! It kind of died because of a lack of interest. Not many people were revising the recipes, and since it was a ‘collective’, it didn’t make sense for them all to be from one person. Plus, our writing wasn’t as edgy as the original…

    Besides mine, some of the recipes are here:

    You can also try posting if you’re looking for a specific recipe. There’s a good chance someone will have it!

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