Leftover grilled steaks work perfectly in this steak sandwich topped with caramelized onions.
Every so often I’m in need of beef. I don’t need much, just a few slices of a nice, juicy steak. Nothing wrong with that. Beef can be part of a healthy eating plan as long as it’s a lean cut of beef, and you don’t eat it every night.
This steak sandwich recipe satisfied my beef craving. A few slices on my favorite Orowheat Sandwich Thins with some really great caramelized peppers and onions, and I was a happy camper.
With a light and refreshing tomato and cucumber salad on the side, this meal came in under 400 calories.
Can’t beat that!
- Caramelized Peppers and Onion
- 4 large bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled, whole
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
- 4 slices low fat cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons fat free mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 pounds Beef Loin Ball Tip Steak, thin steaks
- grill seasoning
- 4 ea whole wheat buns, Orowheat Sandwich Thins
- Tomato and Cucumber Salad
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 large cucumber , English, cubed
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- ½ tablespoon garlic oil
- 1 tablespoon parsley, minced
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Combine bell pepper, garlic, onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper to your taste. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread peppers out on cookie sheet. Roast in oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring frequently until tender and caramelized.
- In the meantime, combine tomato, cucumber, white balsamic vinegar, garlic oil, parsley and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl and refrigerate to blend flavors.
- Sprinkle steaks with worchestershire sauce and grill seasoning. Spray grill pan with cooking spray and heat to medium high. Grill 3 - 4 minutes each side until done to your taste, depending on the thickness of the steaks.
- Place a piece of cheese on top of half a bun and toast buns under broiler. Remove roasted garlic cloves from peppers and spread one clove over each bun with 1/2 tbs mayonnaise.
- Slice beef on a diagonal into thin slices and top the bottom half of the bun with beef and caramelized peppers.
- Serve with salad.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Lean beef is high in tryptophan and protein. Chock full of vitamins B12, B6, B3 and B2, lean beef has cardiovascular benefits, as well as the ability to prevent colon cancer. Beef also contains iron, selenium and zinc.
Bell peppers are off the charts in vitamins C and A both antioxidants are believed to protect against heart disease, as well as promote lung and vision health. They also have B6 and folic acid known to reduce your risk of heart diseases. Lycopene in peppers helps with the prevention of cancers of the prostate, cervix, bladder and pancreas.
Total Fat: 13.16g
Total Carbs: 18.81g
Dietary Fiber: 14.00g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 7