French Black Beans and Mushrooms with Gravy Vegan

There's something really satisfying about mushrooms treated in a french preparation. Wine, mustard and thyme are one of those classic combinations that evoke a fine dining experience without the fine dining price tag. 1 pint baby bella mushrooms chopped small 1 can black beans, rinsed 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbl tsps soy sauce 2 tbl spicy mustard 2 tsps  prepared, jarred, horseradish (horseradish, vinegar and salt) 1 tbl hot sauce 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 tbls olive oil 2 tsps dry thyme 1 tsp black pepper 2 tsps salt When you cook down mushrooms some kind of molecular magic happens that turns bland, spongy fungi into a delectable culinary powerhouse. Add some wine and a few other components and you've got a deep, dark saucy ragout that will make anything you cover it with irresistible.  It's a simple mixture that yields complex tastes and textures.  It won't take up a lot of your time to make, but you'll have a hard time not eating it all in one sitting.  Start yo

Revised * Mushroom Bourdelaise Smothered Potato Steaks

This is a hearty dish reminiscent of traditional steak and mushrooms. The potato steaks are brushed with olive oil, seasoned with fresh cracked salt and pepper and roasted in a screaming hot oven until crispy and delicious.

They're then smothered in a rich sauce of red wine braised mushrooms flavored with garlic, red onion and fresh parsley.

The intent is to not to recreate the classic steak and mushrooms, but rather to re imagine the rich and decadent nature of the original in an animal friendly format.

I love potatoes and personally these are some of the best potatoes I've ever had.

Potato Steak Ingredients
2 large russet potatoes
olive oil
salt and pepper

***Revised***
My original post said to roast the potatoes at 425 F. I've since determined that broiling yields quicker and tastier results.

Wash potatoes. Do not peel. Slice into thinnish planks lengthwise. Grease a baking sheet. Add potato steaks in a single layer. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Broil on hifh until golden brown on both sides. Flipping each slice half way through to brown both sides. It'll take about 10 minutes per side, but watch them carefully to avoid burning.

Mushroom Bourdelaise Ingredients
1/2 pint button mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup red onion or shallots, minced
1/2 cup red wine
2 tbls red wine vinegar
olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

Cook down mushrooms until tender in 1 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp salt and pepper. Add garlic and onion. Saute 2 more minutes. Add red wine and vinegar. Reduce by half. Add parsley.