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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 340.5
  • Total Fat: 12.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.0 mg
  • Sodium: 254.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 38.8 g

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Lean Philly Cheesesteak

Submitted by: SPARKSOLUTION
Lean Philly Cheesesteak

Introduction

We've slimmed down this classic hefty sandwich--so you can enjoy it more often!

We've slimmed down this classic hefty sandwich--so you can enjoy it more often!


Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 small onion, sliced (about 1/2 cup)*
    1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
    1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
    2 ounces cooked extra lean roast beef, thinly sliced**

    1 slice provolone (1 ounce)
    1/2 whole wheat pita pocket (or a whole-grain roll)

    * Feel free to add sliced peppers to the recipe if you prefer.

    ** We took some help from the prepared food section of the supermarket and picked up some precooked roast beef. You can swap lean deli roast beef, but it will add more salt to the recipe.

Tips

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The trick to making the lean beef and veggies taste like the real deal is the "fond," the crust that develops on the bottom of the pan. Instead of leaving those tasty bits in the pan, we scrape them up to create a mouth-watering sauce.

To make the pita more pliable, microwave it for 20 seconds.

Desktop dining: Skip the step of melting the cheese in the pan. Allow the meat and veggies to cool completely, then pack into a resealable container and top with the cheese. Pack the pita in a zip-top sandwich bag. Reheat the filling in the microwave and assemble the pita just before eating.


Directions

Place a small skillet with a lid over medium heat. Once the skillet is warm, pull it away from the heat and coat with nonstick spray. Return the pan to the heat and add the onions, mushrooms, thyme and pepper.
Cook for five minutes, until the onions turn golden brown. Add a tablespoon of water to the pan and stir well. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the beef to the pan, and stir to combine. Top the meat and vegetables with the cheese. Cover the pan and cook until the cheese melts.
Remove from heat and fill the pita pocket with the meat, veggies, and cheese. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: Makes 1 sandwich.






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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Made this with a Flatout Wrap and Borden's Jalepeno Fat Free cheese...saves calories and fat and is DELICIOUS. - 4/1/13

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  • Very Good
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Really enjoyed this - great amount of flavor!
    Very quick and easy to make. Great for on the rush lunches.
    I made mine the night before (don't melt the cheese, reheat in microwave at work) and it was still amazing. This is on repeat for later in the week. - 8/14/12

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I don't see a pita in the picture, although would have been great to view it that way... I love the crusty bread that is shown though. I think I'll try it with that! I'll rate once I make it. - 4/1/13

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We used a wheat pita, warmed in a pan with a bit of butter, Italian seasoning and Romano cheese to bump it up. We made a quick au jus with beef broth, 1/2tsp butter and pepper. Put all broth in with meat and veggies, then drained back out for dipping. Awesome!
    - 4/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My significant other loved this! I thought it was great too and added extra veggies! - 4/11/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used a slice of light wheat bread for an open-faced sandwich instead of a pita, but the rest was the same. Umm, umm good! - 4/1/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious........I used Low-fat Provolone and did NOT use any onion, but left everything else the same. I will definitely make this again. - 4/1/13

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I like this - 4/1/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very easy and good. Even my daughter commented on how she liked it. - 1/11/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am sodium sensitive, omitted the meat. Used onions, garlic, mushrooms, red, green and orange bell peppers in a WW pita. Topped it wilth Swiss Cheese (lower in sodium than other cheeses). It was outstanding. Will make again. - 9/10/13

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  • OK - I'm from Philly and I gotta say this was pretty darn good. I used olive oil instead of cooking spray, and added red bell pepper/mushrooms as well... for extra zip, hit veggies with a quick shot of 50/50 vinegar water mix (we have it in a spray bottle for cleaning) near the end to boost flavor. - 1/18/14

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  • I love this recipe but next time please show it in pita bread, not on a French roll! :-( - 1/18/14

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  • Very good! I added about a TB of Worcestershire sauce, but that was the only change! - 10/10/13

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  • This is pretty good fast food, made easily and quickly in our own kitchen! I bought low-sodium beef slices at the meat counter. I added sliced green bell peppers because DH and I love them and it makes the sandwich more nutritious. - 9/20/13

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  • These are so good! I make mine also putting green and possibly red peppers in them for some added veggies. Yum! - 9/10/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't had this in years. Going to put in my tracker - 9/10/13

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  • Too much sodium for me...there don't seem to be enough low sodium recipes. But this does look tasty and should be easily adapted to my dietary needs. :) - 8/28/13

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  • Loved this. The only change I made was I added green peppers. My Hubby liked it too so that's a bonus! - 8/24/13

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  • I make this recipe. I do add roasted red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. For bread my husband and I use the Nature's Own Multi-grain rounds. They are very good! - 8/15/13

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  • Can make without meat. - 6/29/13

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  • Love this recipe, although I added a few other items and left out the mushrooms. All in all, it was delicious and I will be making this again. - 6/1/13

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  • Excellent recipe. Easy and quick to prepare and YUMMY! - 5/31/13

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  • confused this is a roast beef sandwich - 5/31/13

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  • I add sliced red or green bell pepper when cooking the onions for a pepper-steak sandwich. You can also swap mozzarella cheese for the provolone. - 5/31/13

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  • The photo looks fantastic. The whole grain crusty bread adds the crunch that complements the softer cooked ingredients on the inside. LOVE having a quicker and healthy solution to this food. - 5/31/13

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  • Looks fabulous!! - 5/31/13

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  • sounds really really good - 5/23/13

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  • im going to make this tonight. yummy - 5/12/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to make this tomorrow. - 5/10/13

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  • Really tasty! - 4/1/13

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