Aug 23, 2011

Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Onions and Mushrooms



I have a confession to make... steak and cheese sandwiches are my weakness! I love them for lunch or dinner and have a really hard time passing up a Charley's Subs whenever I'm in the mall.

I blame my Mom, she always made the BEST steak and cheese sandwiches for dinner, and luckily I don't have to give them up and neither do you! I love this with Swiss, provolone, cheddar or even American cheese... reduced-fat of course.

Yesterday I posted a recipe for Quick Skillet Steak with Mushrooms and Onions, this sandwich is made with that steak recipe whether you have leftovers or want to make it specifically for this sandwich, as I often do. And as I've mentioned before, I always scoop out some of the bread to make a bigger sandwich without the added calories or points.


Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Onions and Mushrooms
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 sandwich • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 9 pts  
Calories: 350.4 • Fat: 8.1 g • Protein: 24 g • Carb: 43.5 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 1.1 g Sodium: 26.8 mg (without salt)


Ingredients:

For the steak:
  • 1/2 lb thin cut beef round sandwich steaks
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 4 seconds cooking spray (I like Smart Balance)
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the sandwich:

  • 12 oz French bread or baguette, cut into 4 pieces (see tip)
  • 4 slices reduced-fat cheese slices (I used Sargento provolone)

Directions:

Start by preparing the steak, click Quick Skillet Steak with Mushrooms and Onions for the recipe.

Preheat oven to 425° or set your broiler to low.

Once the steak is cooked and ready, cut bread into 4 pieces (see tip). Divide steak and mushrooms evenly between four sandwiches and place a slice of cheese on each one. Place sandwiches on a cookie sheet and heat in the oven or broiler until the cheese melts; 2 - 3 minutes, careful not to burn if using the broiler. Enjoy!!


81 comments :

  1. what do you mean by 4 seconds cooking spray?

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  2. Cooking spray is 0 calories of if you spray 1 second, since I sprayed the pan four times, 4 seconds, I accounted for it.

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  3. This looks beautiful Gina! Steak and cheese is also one of my weaknesses.

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  4. Oh my gosh! I love how it looks like and sounds like naughty food but it's only 7 old ww points! Bookmarked!

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  5. Steak and cheese sandwiches are the best! I usually add green bell peppers to mine and love to make them for a quick dinner.

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  6. Oh my goodness! This looks so good! Is there something else I could substitute for the mushrooms? Or could I just leave them out? I don't like mushrooms too much.

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  7. Ran out for fresh mushrooms just to make this tonight. Loved everything about it! Sargento reduced fat provolone is my fave, so I always have it in the house. Amazing!

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  8. Oh yes! Mushrooms, steak & cheese are a must! And smothered in onions... ohhh yum!
    - Brittany

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  9. Hi Gina! I just found your site and my whole WW group is already talking about all the recipes they want to try! My question is, do you have a list of personal favorites? Everything looks so good that I don't know where to begin ;)

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

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  10. Goodness that looks delicious. I'm a sucker for steak and cheese sandwiches, too. Especially Philly-style cheesesteaks!

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  11. I'm sure that my Dear would love me if I made these for him! Adding it to the "recipes to make list"!

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  12. Yummy looking sammie! I made some this week in the slow cooker-so good!

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  13. hi, can i use other cuts of meat? like flank steak?
    thank you :)

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  14. These look fantastic! Philly cheesesteaks are my guilty pleasure (don't tell Drew, lol) and I always feel so guilty grabbing one from this take out place near work. I think I'm gonna try making your recipe this week...what other kinds of cheeses would you recommend if I can't find Sargento provolone?

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  15. Omigoodness this looks AMAZING!!! I am also a sucker for a good steak sandwich. YUM!

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  16. Angeluna- The top visited recipes (top right column) is a great place to start. I love the Chicken Rollatini, Pasta Bolognese, Lasagna Rolls, to name a few.

    Anon- Sure, London broil sliced thin works well. I'm not sure if Flank would be tough but why not!

    Maria, sometimes I just use reduced-fat American or Sargento reduced fat Swiss. Love them all!

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  17. Appropriate post since one of the great makers of the Philly Cheesesteak passed away yesterday.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/24/pennsylvania.cheesesteak.owner/index.html?hpt=hp_p1&iref=NS1

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  18. I love steak sandwiches! Steak Escape at the mall, was always my favorite! These look wonderful!

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  19. Thanks for all your great recipes. Every one I've tried has been good. Have you done a skinny version of Penn Station's Teriyaki Grilled Chicken sandwich? I make my own version of the filling (with grilled chicken, sliced onions and mushrooms sauteed in low-sodium teriyaki sauce, with low-fat shredded swiss cheese to top it off) but I'd love to see proportions and points you might come up with for it. And, so far, I've only made it as a 'pizza' on a thin Boboli - haven't actually done it as a sandwich yet.
    BTW, I've come to the conclusion that most ingredients that taste good together on a plate or in a sandwich usually work very well as a topping for a pre-baked pizza or pita crust - usually with some type of cheese or sauce sprinkled on top.
    Think flavors and ingredients for reuben, scrambled eggs and bacon, enchiladas, stuffed peppers, swiss steak, barbacoa, BBQ chicken & onions, Cincinnati four-ways, even chicken gyros drizzled with tzatztki, moussaka, etc.
    You wouldn't happen to have a recipe for a low-point slightly pizza or pita crust that could be pre-baked and might work topped with things like that would you? Thanks again!

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  20. That Looks delicious, the bread looks a little thick for me, so what I would do is pull some of the inside out . Still I will measure the filling to stay with my portion control. I am doing this on the weekend! MMMMMMMMM!

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  21. that picture of the bite/half of the sandwich looks SOOO freaking good! I really want of of these now

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  22. This is definitely going on this weeks dinner list. If u weren't using spray, would u use olive oil or something else?

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  23. As always....DELICIOUS!!!! Hubby loved it..he had the baguette..I opted for low-point pita and no cheese. I was just as happy! The garlic powder is genius! YUM YUM YUM :)
    -Christine

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  24. Mhhhhhhhhh, dass klingt ja wirklich lecker.
    Wenn der Effekt gewünscht war- jaha mir läuft das Wasser im Munde zusammen.
    Ich glaube, unser Mittagessen für heute ist gesichert!
    Ich freu mich schon auf nachmachen!

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  25. Gina, I just have to say... I love you. You are wonderful. Your recipes aren't just healthy but also so very delicious. You've made a better chef of me (my husband loves "WW Amy"!) and a healthier person of me, taboot. Please never stop doing this!!! :)

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  26. Where would I find beef round sandwich steaks in my grocery store? Would I have to ask for them at them at the meet counter?
    I really want to try my husband is such a meat guy, but I rarely make it.

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  27. Can't wait to make these for my husband. He loves philly cheesesteak sandwiches, but I don't make them ever. You have inspired me to try it :)

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  28. I can't wait to make these sandwiches over the weekend. If it turns out half as good as the picture, my family will be very pleased. Thanks for posting. So happy I found your site.

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  29. I can't wait to make these sandwiches over the weekend. If it turns out half as good as the picture, my family will be very pleased. Thanks for posting. So happy I found your site.

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  30. I just made this and it was absolutely delicious! Next time I might put a little of your zero point horseradish on it for a bit more of a bite!

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  31. Is the 9 points plus values with the bread scooped out? Looks soooo yummy!

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  32. Soo glad I found this recipe with the WW points!! Have been trying to do my own Weight Watchers recipes lately so definitely adding this one to my bookmarks! Thanks so much for posting :)

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  33. Made this earlier in the week and the family LOVED it! Thank you, Gina! :)

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  34. Anonymous, the 9 points is based on 3 oz of bread total per sandwich.

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  35. We made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!

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  36. This looks wonderful. I like the onions on a good steak sandwich - this looks delicious an still quite healthy. You could also do this open face to shed some additional calories from the bread. I love the quick skillet recipe - this is definitely a keeper!

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  37. As always I prepare a new Gina recipe every night. I am curious as well, where do you find round sandwich steaks. I was thinking Steak-ums but that is definitely not a Steak-um in your pictures!
    Thanks again for all of your expertise! Love every recipe so far!
    Hope you and your family faired well during Irene!

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  38. I made this for dinner last night (well actually for the week), and it was fantastic! You never cease to impress Gina! Thanks!

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  39. Round is the name of the cut of beef, they sell it be me sliced for pepper steak as well. Ask your butcher in the supermarket.

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  40. I can not believe this only 350 calories! Definitely making this today!

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  41. Wow....this looks sinful! So glad it's not! :)

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  42. I made this recipe for my 7-year old daughter and myself. After the first bite, we both closed our eyes for a second, then looked at each other, and she said "Mmm, Mommy this is what heaven must taste like". Needless to say, this recipe is definitely going on my regular repertoire. We can't thank you enough!! Gina you rock!

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  43. I made this for myself and my husband a few nights ago and we loved it. Looooooved it. I want to make it again tonight.

    Thanks,
    Kateka
    Loveemeedoo.blogspot.com

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  44. Looks great, I'm making it tonight. Is there a reason you use garlic powder rather than fresh garlic? Is it because it's easier or a taste choice? So glad I discovered your Web site!

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  45. Just made this for dinner tonight and already a family favorite. Thanks Gina!

    ~Rachel A

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  46. I made these last night and my boyfriend LOVED them! Said it was restaurant quality! Thanks Gina!

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  47. I used the previous steak and onion recipe so is it the bread and cheese that raises the points so much? I also used wheat stick of bread and no oil I used ff beef broth to cook the meet in does that bring the point value down?

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  48. Aren't they awesome!!

    Yes the bread and cheese significantly increase the points.

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  49. This sounds wonderful but I was wondering what is the points without the bread?

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  50. saw the recipe... I have a London Broil that will be going over a few recipes! This one is going to be added!!

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  51. Ok... I made it today! Wonderful!!! I added two things though. I followed the recipe as is... but before I squished it together and dug it... I added a little bit of horseradish & some fresh spinach...
    I've made 3 of your recipes in 2 days... all winners!!

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  52. could you please let me know what the points would be without the bread so then I can decide how much bread I can afford (points).

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  53. To Kim... if you look at the original recipe for the meat with mushrooms and onions it has the calories and points for just that. It's under 100 cal.

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  54. This was THE most delicious sandwich I've ever made! I used pepper jack cheese for an extra kick. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  55. Gina- Have you tried Sara Lee Delightful bread, hamburger/hot dog buns?? They work great for recipes like this! Same taste just not as dense. The bread is only 45 calories a slice and the buns are 80 calories a piece.

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  56. OMG such a comfort food and good cold for lunch the next day!!!

    I added a couple tablespoons of reduced fat mayo mixed with 1 teaspoon of sirracha. To. die. for.

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  57. Made this with venison steak.....I don't normally like venison but this was awesome. Thanks for the recipe!

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  58. We made these for Super Bowl. They were really good and easy to make. 2 thumbs up!

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  59. ok what is the proper name for the beef round sandwhich steaks?!?!?!? im not a big cooker with steak and looked today and only could find like round eye steaks or something along those lines??? HELLLPPP please!

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    1. i used london broil since i wasn't sure what sandwich steaks were either. The meat was tender and it tasted just as good (even better actually) than Charley's

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    2. I had the butcher slice off some round roast. It was perfect.

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  60. i am eating this right this moment and yummm!!!!

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  61. Hi,

    Is the calorie count just for the meat, onions and mushrooms, or is it the whole thing?

    Thanks!

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  62. Instead of using this bread, couldn't you substitute that for a whole wheat hot dog bun....only 3pts for the bun. Smaller sandwich, but the taste would be the same!

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    1. I like a crusty bread and find a hot dog bun is too soft, but use whatever you like.

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  63. I have never heard of that cut of meat. Can you suggest something that would be a little easier to find?

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  64. Cindy Krenke6/2/12, 3:01 PM

    I made this Steak & Cheese sandwich on a baguette.Awesome!!! I give it an A++ :p

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  65. Just made these for lunch. My husband loved them! I couldn't find sandwich steak and my butcher had no clue what I was talking about. I used a thin round steak. It turned out good, but it took much longer than expected. I also added bell peppers and the onion/bell pepper mixture was what took so long. I think it would be a quick dinner if I chopped the steak, onions and peppers the night before. We're going on vacation next week with another family and I plan on making these for dinner b/c they will be fairly quick and easy after a day at the beach!

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  66. This is also delicious made with chicken breast or leftover rotisseri chicken.

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  67. amazing!!!!!! my hubby was very impressed:)

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  68. Does the calorie/carb content reflect having scooped out some bread, or is it just with straight-up from the bag bread?

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  69. This was a big hit at our house! I would highly recommend.

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  70. Made this tonight...WOW!! My husband loved it too. Thanks for all your amazing recipes!!

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  71. I made these over the weekend - fabulous! I used thinly slicked pork because I didn't have any beef. Great recipe and so flavorful!
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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  72. Gina, I LOVE your recipes. Started with Zucchini Tots (huge hit with kids, teens and adults alike) and haven't had a miss from you yet. Question on this recipe and it's "mother recipe". Is it 1/2 pound of beef or 1 pound of beef and on which is the nutrition information based? Recipe calls for 1/2 pound but "Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th (about 4 oz) • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pts "

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  73. This looks so good! But I'm not going to use "light" ingredients, to many chemicals. And as to the sandwich? It's missing something else to make it the best... baby spinach, tomato, green pepper, and some mayo! YUM!

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