From Meatless Imitation Meals to Sirloin-Specific Pies

By: Jordy E  - May 7, 2015
These healthy steak substitutions cover numerous bases including hot stone cookers and pre-made paleo meals. For vegetarians, vegans an meat lovers alike in search of alternative takes on classic menu items such as philly cheesesteak sandwiches, these options deliver on culinary demands.

There is seemingly no end to just how far steak-oriented substitutes can go. Recipes swapping cheese toppings with veggie-based mixtures and crust with legumes speak to a growing interest in lighter meals.

Lighter does not signify compromised taste however. In many cases, classic seasonings central to dishes rooted in varying cuts of beef are replaced with ingredients that capture similar flavors. At the same time, the mixtures can be re-interpreted, giving way to personalized dishes.