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Garlic-Basil Toasted Beef Sandwiches

Garlic-Basil Toasted Beef SandwichesRecipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds beef eye round or bottom round steak, cut 3/4 to 1-inch thick
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup water
4 crusty rolls (4-inch long), split
Sliced tomatoes (optional)

Garlic-Basil Mayonnaise:
1/2 cup low-fat or regular mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine 2 tablespoons garlic and pepper; press evenly onto beef steaks. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; brown evenly. Season with salt, as desired.
  2. Add water to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  3. Meanwhile Prepare Garlic-Basil Mayonnaise: Combine ingredients in small bowl. Spread cut sides of rolls with mayonnaise mixture. Place on baking pan so surface of rolls is 3 to 4-inch from heat. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Place sliced tomatoes on bottom half of rolls, if desired.
  4. Carve steaks into thin slices. Divide steak slices evenly over roll bottoms; top with some of the cooking liquid. Close sandwiches. Serve with remaining cooking liquid for dipping, as desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 444; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 79mg; Total Carbs: 35g; Fiber: 12g; Protein: 43g; Sodium: 61mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.