Vegan Steak with Garlic Bread + Chianti Wine Marinara

21st June 2013

The dish, Vegan Steak with Garlic Bread + Chianti Wine Marinara consists of 25-oz. Victoria Vegan Chianti Wine Marinara sauce, chopped fresh parsley, a “hamburger” steak made of eggplants, portobello mushrooms, and vegan cheese, and rustic Rosemary round from The Bread Stop Bakery with fresh garlic and vegan butter.

Victoria Vegan pasta sauces are certified vegan, Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free.


where to buy

Victoria Fine Foods’ vegan sauces are available mostly in smaller natural stores and at their e-store All of their vegan sauces are certified vegan, Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free. Ingredients are all natural. As of January 2013, there are currently ten vegan sauces made by Victoria Fine Foods.


Imported italian tomatoes, pure italian olive oil, wine, fresh onions, fresh basil, fresh garlic, sea salt, spices.


The Victoria Vegan’s Chianti Wine Marinara sauce pairs very well with the garlic bread on its own and it is one of our favorite sauces including the Victoria Vegan Vodka sauce. The sauce is not tart nor bitter, but delivers a gourmet Italian tomato sauce. This is a very tasty marinara with only few ingredients: tomatoes, olive oil, Chianti wine, fresh onions, basil and garlic. I imagine the sauce would work well with any pasta dishes, or even some vegan Italian meatball sandwiches.


This “vegan steak” is also a recipe partially adapted from Portland, Oregon’s The Farm Café’s Farmhouse Veggie Burger recipe. We veganized the recipe. We used GO Veggie!™ with dairy free Mexican Style Shreds to make our “vegan steak.”

Vegan Steak with Garlic Bread + Chianti Wine Marinara

Yield: about 4 long patties


For the Garlic Bread:
6 rustic round bread slices, 1-inch
1 garlic bulb
Half of the vegan salted butter stick (Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons Italian parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
Olive oil
For the Vegan Steak:
1 whole eggplant, peeled and 1 -inch diced
2 medium portobello mushrooms, and 1-inch diced
2 scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley
1 cup shredded vegan cheese shreds
1 cup bread crumbs
¾ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil for frying
Additional Ingredients:
A handful of Italian parsley leaves, coarsely chopped for garnish
Half (25-ounce) jar Victoria Vegan Chianti Wine Marinara (add more if needed)


Make Garlic Bread:

Chop the garlic bulb's top off, roast it with bit of drizzled olive oil at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

Remove the roasted garlic from the oven immediately. In a small mix bowl, add vegan salted butter stick and place it under another bowl of hot water to let it slightly melt. Then add fresh parsley, squeeze out the roasted garlic, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and mix it with a fork.

Bake the bread slice with the butter mixture at 400 degrees F until golden on both sides. Repeat the last step with other bread slices until the butter mixture runs out.

Make Vegan Steak:

Sauté eggplant and portobello mushroom on low heat till grey and very soft. Mix together eggplant and all the rest of the ingredients, except oil, let rest for 1 hour in refrigerator. Form into 4 "steak" patties about an inch thick. Make sure your patties are right next to the pan, because they can be a bit fragile. Use a flat, wide spatula to carry your patty toward the pan.

In a sauté pan, heat olive oil until shimmering hot, fry each side of patty till dark brown, about 5 minutes each side.

Assemble Together:

Warm up the Victoria Vegan Chianti Wine Marinara sauce in a medium pot. Place the baked garlic bread onto the plate, add the vegan "steak", and marinara sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley.


The whole "vegan steak" recipe makes about 4 long patties. You can half the "vegan steak" recipe if you need only 2 servings, especially the garlic bread recipe.




This item(s) was kindly sent to me to review by Victoria Fine Foods. All products that are mentioned and reviewed here on my vegan blog are of my own personal opinions and I am not being compensated to review them, only just to share my thoughts. If I receive a product complimentary of the company, it will be stated so in the post, otherwise, all products are purchased myself for my own personal use.

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