Garlic-Basil Toasted Beef Sandwiches (with basil leaf garnish) --
Lean Cut
  • Total Recipe Time: 1-1/2 to 2 hours
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1-1/2 pounds beef Eye of Round or Bottom Round Steaks, cut 3/4 to 1-inch thick
  2. 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  3. 1 teaspoon pepper
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 4 crusty rolls (4 inches long), split
  6. Sliced tomatoes (optional)
Garlic-Basil Mayonnaise:
  1. 1/2 cup reduced-fat or regular mayonnaise
  2. 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  3. 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  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 combine mayonnaise ingredients in small bowl. Spread cut sides of rolls with mayonnaise mixture. Place on baking pan so surface of rolls is 3 to 4 inches 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.
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