Jun 12, 2013

Roast Beef Sandwich with Melted Cheese and Caramelized Onions



I wish this photo could capture how delicious this sandwich is. I made a few attempts at photographing this, but the photo can't capture how sweet these caramelized onions are and how perfect they taste with yesterday's leftover garlic infused roast beef and melted Swiss cheese.


Father's Day is coming up and I'm trying to think of dishes that would make Dad happy. For those of you who are Pinterest obsessed, I made a Skinny Father's Day board and pinned recipes I think Dads would love. My husband loves caramelized onions, I can't say I blame him. I never knew just how good they were until I met him; he makes them all the time. The onions shrink to about half their size when the slowly cook down, and as they turn golden in color they turn sweet and delicious. They are great over burgers too, I make them with a lot less oil than he does with great results.


I don't east sandwiches often, maybe once a week. But when I do eat a sandwich, my bread of choice is a fresh baked whole wheat French or Italian bread from the bakery because it's generally made with no fat and I love a crispy fresh baked loaf.




Roast Beef Sandwich with Melted Cheese and Caramelized Onions
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 sandwich • Old Points: 8 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 9 pt
Calories: 365 • Fat: 15 g • Carb: 23 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 36.5 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 200 mg (will vary by brand of cheese and bread) • Cholest: 80


Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, sliced into rings
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 12 oz leftover garlic lovers roast beef, sliced thin
  • 8 oz whole wheat Italian or French bread, cut into 4 pieces
  • 4 oz reduced-fat Swiss Cheese or provolone

Directions:

Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the oil and onions, season with salt and pepper and cook until slightly brown, turning occasionally about 15 to 17 minutes.

Slice the bread open, place 3 oz of cooked roast beef on each piece and top with 1/4 of the caramelized onions. Top with cheese and place in the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes to melt the cheese, careful not to burn it.


Makes 4 sandwiches, each have 2 oz bread, 3 oz roast beef, 1 oz cheese and 1/4 of the onions.

24 comments :

  1. Recipes like this are why my husband will never leave me, haha! Looks delicious, thank you!

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  2. This is right up my alley. I love a good roast beef sandwich any day!

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  3. This looks ridiculously tasty and flavorful!

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  4. I don't know how you do it every day! (but I thank you!:))

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    1. a whole lot of obsessing about food :)

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  5. Looks lovely!!! Great recipe.. time after time..

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  6. I just had lunch and my mouth is watering! YUM!

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  7. Add a spread of horseradish mixed with mayo or sour cream and this sounds perfect.

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  8. That's one helluva man sandwich... fit for a girl like me! It looks mouthwatering, Gina! Such a pleasure to meet you at BlogHer Food. I hope you enjoyed Austin!

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  9. How do you go about locating a local bakery? Yellow pages or am I behind the times? I'm getting married this weekend and will be moving to a new town I know hardly anything about.

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    1. I'm sure you can google the name of your town and bakery and see what shows up. Congratulations!

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  10. now thats a sandwich!! pinning so i can make this for my guy, he'd love it too!!

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  11. that has my husband's name written all over it. guess we're making roast beef this weekend!

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  12. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for giving us this recipe.

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  13. Yum Yum Yum... Just Yum...
    I love caramelized onions. When I was pregnant with my daughter I would make caramelized onions and literally eat them straight out of the pan. They're so darn good.

    Side note: I've heard that coconut oil makes onions caramelize much faster. And coconut oil is my new thing - have you jumped on that bandwagon yet?? SO yum!

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    1. Yes I have but never with onions, gotta try that :)

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  14. Wow, this looks SO mouthwatering, Gina. Perfect for treating Dad to a meaty, manly sandwich on Father's Day. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Awesome... I'm starting to prepare this immediately.

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  16. Oh this looks amazing!! I don't really ever crave roast beef but suddenly I am! :) My husband would be over the moon if I made this for him.

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  17. Made for lunch today - it was so good! Thanks Gina! Next time I'll be adding mushrooms when I caramelize the onions.

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  18. I made this for dinner a few nights in a row (trying to use up a 2 pound roast when I'm only one person made for a week filled with roast). Used focaccia, gouda (mmmm), the onions, and some sauteed baby bellas.

    Delicious.

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  19. I Made your Garlic Lovers Roast Beef yesterday and had one of these for a sandwich today. The meet was too tough to eat on a sandwich. I used a Sirloin Tip Roast for the Roast Beef, did I use the wrong cut of meat?

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